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  • Plekhanov, Georgi Valentinovich 1857-1918. Russian revolutionary and political philosopher. The founder of the Marxist movement in Russia, he was also a leading Menshevik.


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  • Sergei Plekhanov, former adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev and now a professor at York University, gave a presentation on contemporary Russian foreign policy.

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  • We'll struggle to find these points of definition in the works of Michelet, Liebknecht, Plekhanov or Marx.

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  • And, since we must in real life argue with the men of today who are influencing the thought of our own generation and not with those of a century ago, it is necessary to know it as it is now, after having been developed by, for example, Plekhanov, Lenin, Stalin and Mao Tse Tung, to name only the giants.

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  • But Marx and Engels always protested that Marxism was not economic determinism, and Plekhanov wrote a book on the whole question which dealt specifically with that very argument.

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  • Plekhanov was also an early source for Berlin's absorption in the political debates of nineteenth - and early twentieth-century Russian liberals and radicals of various stripes, which informed his concern with both the philosophy of history and the ethics of political action.

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  • Someone like Plekhanov, or Herzl, albeit neither fit physically Herzl died youngish, and wouldn't be caught dead in a peasant shirt.

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  • The split between Menshevik and Bolshevik, the dispute over collectivization and industrialization, the polemics concerning Karl Kautsky and Georgi Plekhanov and Otto Bauer — all of these have come to appear as arcane as the strife over the Nicene and Athanasian Creeds.

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  • In the field of official Marxism an intolerant and narrow "dialectical materialism" did indeed hold sway, but it was a doctrine concerning which internal disputes were permitted, between, for example, the followers of Bukharin and the followers of the more pedantic Ryazanov or Deborin; between various brands of philosophical materialism; between those "Menshevizers" who saw Lenin as a direct disciple of Plekhanov, and those who stressed their differences.

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  • St. Louis -- Dmitri Plekhanov, d, Mizhnekamsk (Russia) 233.

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