Why Do You Think Lenin Dismissed Democracy As A Screen For Bourgeois Power

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Leninism consisted of Marxists ideologies and some of Lenin’s own beliefs. As stated in the book, “Lenin dismissed democracy as a screen for bourgeois power” (Hessler and Paxton 109). He thought of this before the proletariat was even prepared and felt that its vanguard should consist of a well disciplined party. More specifically, a party made up of dedicated professional revolutionaries who could handle tsarist police tactics and go after power related opportunities. Lenin also placed his hopes within urban workers rather than peasants.
He was convinced that Russia was ready to move from a bourgeois revolution to socialism. Additionally, he insisted on having; “land reform, and continued war: immediate peace, land and bread” (Hessler and
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