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Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

Antonio Negri


This book is both a systematic inquiry into the development of Vladimir Lenin’s thought and an encapsulation of a critical shift in theoretical trajectory of its author, Antonio Negri. It is the last of Negri’s major political works to be translated into English. It explains that Lenin is the only prominent politician of the modern era to seriously question the “withering away” and “extinction” of the state, and that, like Karl Marx, he recognized the link between capitalism and modern sovereignty and the need to destroy capitalism and reconfigure the state. The book refrains from portraying L ... More

Keywords: capitalism, Vladimir Lenin, Karl Marx, Ancien Régime, modernity, Antonio Negri, sovereignty, Leninism

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231146821
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231146821.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antonio Negri, author

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Part One Lenin and Our Generation

Part Two Lenin and the Soviets in the Russian Revolution and Some Remarks on Sovietism

Part Three Interregnum on the Dialectic

Part Four The Economic Foundations of the Withering-Away of the State

Part Five Appendix on “Left-Wing” Communism