• Lenin’s emphasis on the need for conflict and revolution was Marxist in conception.
• His emphasis on the need to eliminate altogether the bourgeois system and the government that supported it is also better represented in Lenin that revisionists or economists thought.
• However, his emphasis on the leadership of a socialist intelligentsia is not central to Marx’s argument and contrasts with the wider participation offered by revisionists and economists.
• His idea that a small, elite group of professional revolutionaries should lead the movement is not central to Marx’s thought.
Q. In what ways did Lenin’s views reflect the specific conditions of Russia?