Re Paul Z's : > 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 that. 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 works. PPS: it didn't work!
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