[OPE-L:5811] Lenin and the agrarian question

From: Gerald_A_Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@email.msn.com)
Date: Wed Jun 06 2001 - 17:40:34 EDT

Re Paul Z's [5810]:

> James D. White's new book, *Lenin: The Practice and Theory of Revolution*
> calls into serious question how ACCURATE Lenin's *Development of
Capitalism in Russia*
was.  <snip, JL>  I always had high respect for Lenin's book, but now I'm
rethinking my  position and, furthermore, rethinking the economic theory
that he put  behind that book.  I believe White to be arguing that there is
(much?)  more political
agenda behind the book, and (much?) less science, than we > had heretofore
been led to believe.  Unfortunately, real knowledge of the
> Russian language, literature, and economy of the late 19th century is >
required to do it right.

The political context of the debates and their relation to _The Development
of Capitalism in
Russia_  are discussed in:

Athur Hussain and Keith Tribe _Marxism and the Agrarian Question, Volume 2:
Russian Marxism
and the Peasantry 1861-1930_  (Atlantic
Highlands, NJ,  Humanities Press, 1981).

In solidarity, Jerry

> P.S. Jerry, your text lines seem to be limited around 45 which requires
more scrolling from a
reader than say 66 or 72.  You might check into
PS in reply: I know it -- it's very frustrating. It seems to be a feature of
MS 'Outlook Express'.
Believe it or not, things were worse when I first
subscribed to MSN. I'm trying something different in the formatting of this
message -- let's hope it
PPS: it didn't work!

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