A leftist history and theory podcast wherein Jamie Peck (The Antifada, The Majority Report), Aaron Thorpe (Trillbilly Workers Party) and Jorge Rocha (DSA) do the reading so you don't have to! Produced by Paul C (@pchannelstrip).

3.13 - The State and Revolution, Chapter 6 and Post Script

In this exciting conclusion to our series on State and Revolution, the ELC crew engages with Chapter 6, which is Lenin's summary of different arguments had by his contemporaries. Lenin dissects arguments made by reformist Marxists like Georgi Plekhanov and Karl Kautsky, contemporary anarchist thought, and "left Radicals" like Antonie Pannekoek. He simultaneously attacks those he calls opportunists like Kautsky, while distinguishing his position from those of Anarchists. What is the difference between Marxism and Anarchism? Why did Lenin leave State and Revolution unfinished? Jamie, Jorge, and Aaron discuss.

Chapter 6: https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch06.htm

Epilogue: https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/postscpt.htm

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