Revolution Manifesto: Understanding Marx and Lenin’s Theory of Revolution
A new book by the Party for Socialism and Liberation
Includes The State and Revolution by V.I. Lenin
The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is pleased to present a new book, Revolution Manifesto: Understanding Marx and Lenin’s Theory of Revolution from Liberation Media. Revolution Manifesto addresses why the capitalist government and its enforcers are set up against the people, and why, in order to win radical change, we need a revolution that builds a new state on new foundations.
Whether it is brutal murders by the police, the injustices perpetrated every day in the legal and prison system, or the military interventions around the globe—the state remains a topic of utmost importance for today’s revolutionaries. In the everyday struggles of working class and oppressed people the state often presents itself as the main enemy.
Can anything be done to change this reality? Is this just the way it is and always will be?
Revolution Manifesto revisits the theories of the state first developed by Marx, Engels and especially Lenin in his groundbreaking work The State and Revolution. Nearly a century later, Lenin’s analysis on the class nature of the state, and the need to overthrow it, has been proven true time and again.
Examining the historical experience of revolutions in France, Russia and Cuba, as well as pre-colonial Indigenous societies, the book asks: Do we even need a state? What are the possibilities for revolutionary states to “wither away” completely?
As struggles against exploitation and oppression continue to heat up, this book is a must-read for all those serious about understanding and resolving the serious injustices facing our world.
“Anyone who aspires … to understand the theory of modern communism must study Lenin’s pamphlet “The State and Revolution.” … The book’s primary objective was to rescue Marxism from its devolution into a doctrine of reform, to restore Marxism as a doctrine of revolution.”
—From Revolution Manifesto
Paperback, 213 pages, illustrated. $14.95 (retail)
ISBN: 978-0-9910303-3-0, Library of Congress: 2015943604
July, 2015, Liberation Media