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Intelligentsia and Revolution

Jane Burbank

Intelligentsia and Revolution

Russian Views of Bolshevism, 1917-1922

by Jane Burbank

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7386306M
ISBN 100195040619
ISBN 109780195040616

Intelligentsia was identified as one of three formal "classes" of revolutionary Soviet society, along with peasants and workers. The ruse is explained. Understandable as it is for most people, with the anomie that exists today, with the alienation that exists today, and the sense that people have no future or, if they have one, they cannot define it, such a statement stands very much at odds with a tremendous tradition which says: "My career is to change the world, and anything else that I do, whatever work that I do, whatever I engage in, will be subordinated to that and will be used primarily to support that. What is needed are ideals and principles that stand in opposition to the society. I think we are assembled here because we have an intuition, if not a total consciousness, that that general interest has to be the conflict with the natural world, that the real historical limits of capitalism - whatever Marx thought they were, and he thought that they were internal - that they would break down from within the whole logic of capitalist development, are patently external: this is what capitalism is coming up against, what hierarchical society is coming up against. But the revolution was proceeding with or without the intelligentsia.

Add to this the exasperating tedium of socialist sermonizing and the escalating absurdity of four allegorical dreams that Vera has over the course of the novel. Mass illiteracy was eliminated after World War II. This is not the society that is the fulfillment of human potentialities. It's called postmodernism.

Why some workers did see in October the potential for a socialist transformation, that was by no means their main goal in October. These intellectuals are on the academic market, no less commodities in this respect than junk food or the rubbish that you see in department stores or shopping malls. In the fourth and final dream, Vera is taken to a utopian world organized into phalansteries of glass, aluminum, labor, equality and fornication. The Bureau of the Socialist Group of Engineers, decisively protesting against this takeover, against the arrest of Kerenskii, against murders, violence, against the closing of newspapers, against persecutions and terror, declares that the acts of these usurpers have nothing in common with socialist ideals and that they destroy the freedom won by the people From the earliest years of Soviet power, creative intelligenty assumed a dissident attitude toward the Communist Party and its manipulative programs. I have before me a pile of newspapers, magazines, brochures.


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Intelligentsia and Revolution book

The Russian Revolution is a secret glade concealed behind a thicket of malicious lies. Kruze's article in Istoria rabochikh leningrada, vol. In their part of occupied Poland, the Soviet Union proceeded with the extermination of the Polish intelligentsia with operations such as the Katyn massacreduring which university professors, physicians, lawyers, engineers, teachers, writers and journalists were murdered.

It begins in and ends in at the beginning of the so-called Spanish Civil War, just as the Spanish Revolution was about to break out - in fact, just as the Intelligentsia and Revolution book of Barcelona and others take up arms and try to stop Franco's troops.

Convocation of the Constituent Assembly at the assigned date. The concept of intelligentsia must not be confused with the notion of intellectuals. That was possible since the soviets enjoyed the allegiance of the soldiers. The bourgeoisie is organised and has at its disposal a mass of experienced people.

Are we going to divest ourselves of anything that could be called an intelligentsia and produce nothing but intellectuals in what is the shallowest sense of the term - namely, institutionalized thinkers and institutionalized people who train others, rather than impart wisdom?

Shatz and J Zimmerman, ed. The slightest wind, and it will snap. Murray Bookchin, They would have dried up - they would have literally socially dehydrated if there was not that ferment of ideas that involved the people at large, gradually percolating down to them or, at least, the middle-brow people and finally reaching all sectors of the French population.

How did it all go so wrong? A much-discussed sign of this shift was the publication in of the Vekhy collection of articles by a group of intellectuals, some of whom had been Marxists, critical of materialism and radicality of the Russian intelligentsia.

It was in the aftermath of the July Days that the workers were forced to directly confront the implications of their growing isolation from the intelligentsia.

It was done by shooting a quarter of a million people. The Communist Party of the Soviet Union, however, shunned close identity with the intelligentsia. But neither the proletariat nor its districts knew or had any information about it.

And most significantly, will we continue to produce intellectuals who are institutionalized trainers, be they of the mind or of the hand - important as it is to study, important as it is to go to school, important as many academics may be.

While everyone is being counseled to death, and the media is bombarding us with ads, getting us to consume - and then high-minded ecologists blame us, saying that we shouldn't consume, that we're making too many babies, it's all our fault - the question arises, has the Left become a meaningless word?

Without an intelligentsia that metabolizes with the people, we become mere scholars, mere intellectuals, utterly institutionalized. Orwell became known as "Donkey George" to his friends — a reference to both his gloomy disposition and the character of Benjamin. This she immediately begins to do.

O, the babe! There is an extremism that goes absurdly too far, a nihilism that involves a rejection so universal that it creates, literally, a vacuum in which anything can enter. There probably wouldn't have been Nazis, there might not even have been any other revolutions in China or Vietnam, and there certainly wouldn't have been a Cold War, which so shaped our lives today.

Continuation of the aimless, meaningless and, in essence, adventuristic attempt to wrest power? Near a bed of flowers, on the freshly cut green lawn, a group of soldiers was sitting.

The institutions of culture were nationalized: publishing houses, museums, film factories; freedom of the press was abolished. However, I don't believe that an intelligentsia is a substitute for the historical conditions that create the crisis that finally makes people receptive to new ideas and finally suggests new directions and new possibilities for practice.

Boxer represents the working class. It was an unbridled, anarchistic, petty-bourgeois elemental force [stikhiya], that was eliminated by Bolshevism only when it again had no masses behind it. Jump to navigation Jump to search "Donkeys live a long time.The intelligentsia (/ɪnˌtɛlɪˈdʒɛntsiə/) (Latin: intelligentia, Polish: inteligencja, Russian: интеллигенция, tr.

intelligencija, IPA: [ɪntʲɪlʲɪˈɡʲentsɨjə]) is a status class of educated people engaged in the complex mental labours that critique, guide, and lead in. Intelligentsia definition is - intellectuals who form an artistic, social, or political vanguard or elite.

How to use intelligentsia in a sentence. "Deadly Poets Society," 6 Jan. Among the conservative-Christian intelligentsia, Dreher’s book was explosive. TO CHRISTIAN GEORGIEVICH RAKOVSKY WARRIOR, MAN, AND FRIEND, I DEDICATE THIS BOOK Contents.

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Introduction. 1. Pre-Revolutionary Art. The Intelligentsia Which Stood Aloof – The Islanders – The Culture-Skimmers – The Ralliés – Reform in the Church – The Retainer – Quality in Literature – Individualism and Mysticism – Romanticism and Anthroposophy 2.

Religion, revolution, and the Russian intelligentsia, The Vekhi debate and its intellectual background [Christopher Read] on sylvaindez.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying sylvaindez.com by: Jan 01,  · This book is a helpful and concise account that traces the roots of the Russian Revolution of back to the rise of the intelligentsia classes in the 19th century.

While not a particularly "readable" or engaging text, I do believe it does its job in explaining the complicated and divergent social groups and political movements throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries in Russia/5.

Religion, Revolution and the Russian Intelligentsia – The Vekhi Debate and its Intellectual Background.