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Vladimir Lenin - Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilich Lenin was born on May 4, 1870. In school, he was very bright, and enjoyed reading and writings of Goethe and Turgenev. Lenin’s father died of a cerebral hemorrhage and his brother was hung for plotting to assassinate Tsar Alexander III. Lenin was finally accepted to the Kazan University where he studied law. He was expelled, and later studied law on his own and passed the exam in first in a class of 124 people in 1891. In 1895, Lenin traveled to Switzerland to meet like minded Social Democrats....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin Essays] 364 words
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Vladimir Lenin - Vladimir Lenin and his Rise to Power      Eventually, empires and nations all collapse. The end can be brought about by many causes. Whether through becoming too large for their own good, being ruled by a series of out of touch men, falling behind technologically, having too many enemies, succumbing to civil war, or a combination: no country is safe. The Russia of 1910 was in atremendously horrible situation. She had all of these problems. Russia would not have existed by 1920 were it not for Vladimir Ilich Lenin, the only man capable of saving the failing nation....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin Essays] 1155 words
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Vladimir Lenin and The Red Terror - Eventually, nations collapse and kingdoms fail, termination can occur through many causes. Whether through being ruled by a sequence of out of touch men, engaging in war, having too many enemies, or an amalgamation: no nation is safe. Russia in the year of 1910 was in an immensely horrible situation, she had all of these problems. If it was not for Vladimir IIich Lenin, Russia would not have existed by 1920. Throughout the February Revolution Lenin was living in exile. In April 1917, Lenin returned to Russia with the help of the Germans....   [tags: Historical Events, Russian Ruler]
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Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin - Through the years, peace has been achieved in different ways, yet the manner in which it is accomplished has been endlessly debated about. Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin were two very different individuals who were raised in two different countries. Lenin was born and raised in Russia, and Wilson was born and raised in the United States. They each had their own ideas on how peace should be achieved, but they were alike in one way though; they were both important revolutionaries of the twentieth century....   [tags: History]
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Vladimir Lenin and Soviet Union Histoy - Research Essay Vladimir Lenin officially took power of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic in 1917 with the Communist Party. The USSR broke into a civil war in 1918 occurring between the Red Army, consisting of Bolsheviks, and the White Army. The Red Army defeated the White Army by 1921 and the Communist Party gained complete power. Eventually the USSR was under War Communism, which further diminished its economy. After Vladimir Lenin’s death, Joseph Stalin took control of Russia in 1924. He considered himself a Marxist....   [tags: Soviet Union, World History, Socialism]
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The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin - ... Lenin declared a “War on the War” and urged people to “turn imperialism into civil war.” “WWOrk for the defeat of you own government in the war” he wrote. His book “Imperialism, the highest stage of Capitalism” criticized capitalist explotation and asked for the adoption of socialism that departed from “colonies, monopolies, priveleges, and national oppression of every kind.” Not surprisingly, the Russian army was pounded by German forces. Famine and economic debacle exposed the weakness of the tsar and 1917 saw a mass of Petrograd protests....   [tags: capitalism, red guard, war] 757 words
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Five Questions For Vladimir Lenin - Five Questions For Vladimir Lenin The most dedicated leader of the revolution, and future leader of the Bolshevik Party in Russia, was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov. He was born in 1870 in Simbirsk, Russia, a small town on the Volga River, to a family of hereditary nobles that were not wealt but quite comfortable. Vladimir Ulyanov, who would later change his name to Lenin, was the third of seven children. His oldest brother, Aleksandr, was hanged in May of 1887 for having joined in a plot to kill Czar Alexander III....   [tags: essays research papers] 2143 words
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Russian Revolution: Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin - Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin were the most important leaders in the Russian Revolution. Their strong beliefs and determination to their convictions motivated both men. They greatly influenced the political and philosophical outcomes of the Russian Revolution. Karl Marx was a brilliant man. He would analyze the thoughts and publications of the philosophers of his time. Intellectuals were not overly impressed by him. It wasn’t until after his death that his political, social, and economic writings and philosophies were sought after....   [tags: german ideology, communists] 690 words
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Vladimir Lenin - Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Lenin was the Bolshevik leader. He was a clever thinker and a practical man; he knew how to take advantage of events. When Lenin arrived in Russia, he issued a document called the April theses, promising ‘peace, bread, land and freedom’. He called for an end to the ‘Capitalist’ war, and demanded that power should be given to the soviets. He demanded a revolution against the Provisional Government as soon as possible....   [tags: Papers] 825 words
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Turning Points in the Life of Vladimir Lenin - Turning Points in the Life of Vladimir Lenin In 1917 Lenin became the Russian dictator and is known nowadays as a Founder of Communism. Many events in his life have turned Lenin's attitude and changed him. In 1887, Lenin's brother was convicted of an attempted assassination on the Tsar and was consequently hanged for his crime. His brother's activity may have sparked Lenin's interest in revolutionary activity and radicalized him as at this time Lenin began studying the writings of Karl Marx and Chernoshevsky, who had as well socialistic beliefs....   [tags: Papers] 1004 words
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Lenin and His Relation to the Revolution - Lenin and His Relation to the Revolution Lenin was the creator of the revolution as he was the one who influenced the starting of communist ideas and also the one who helped remove the Tsar. However, Lenin was the saviour because he helped encourage new ideas and courses of action, bringing the revolution back to life. Lenin was also the destroyer of the revolution because his ideas never came true and it was the fact that he never forced any of these ideas into action that caused the revolution to break down....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin Essays] 772 words
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Rule of Lenin vs the Tsar - Rule of Lenin vs the Tsar The beginning of the 20th century saw a great change in the political structure of Russia. A country once lead under an autocracy leadership was suddenly changed into a communist state over night. Dictatorship and communism are at separate ends of the political spectrum but as this study so clearly shows both involve the oppression of society and a strict regime in which people are unable to voice there opinions without vicious threats and action from the government....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin Essays] 721 words
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Lenin's Revolution - Lenin's Revolution At the start of the 20th century, the ruling Tsar of Russia had absolute power and his Government was corrupt, hence, the majority of the people were against him. Vladimir Ilich Lenin, the leader of the Bolsheviks Socialist Party wanted a revolution to overthrow the Government. Relative to these times, it was Lenin who directed the course of the oncoming Russian October Revolution. The outbreak of the unrest, in January 1905, found Lenin anxious to set down a novel strategy for revolution: the need for the proletariat (the working class) to win "hegemony" in the democratic revolution....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin Essays] 692 words
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World War II Most Important Leaders - From industrializing a nation to killing millions, many leaders’ actions are quite different from each other. This is true for Mussolini, Stalin, Truman, Churchill and Hitler; leaders we often hear about in history that took various actions while in power. Even though some of these leaders made decisions that took their peoples’ rights away, they all helped their country in some way. Stalin industrialized the USSR, Hitler saved Germany’s economy, Truman ended the bloody war, and Churchill was a big part of the Nazi defeat. Joseph Stalin was the communist dictator of the Soviet Union....   [tags: hitler, mussolini, stalin, vladimir lenin]
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Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov - Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, later known as Lenin was a key figure in European history. Lenin led the Bolsheviks (which later became known as communists) to overthrow the Russian Tsar, and to bring socialism to Russia. Lenin introduced Communism to Russia. This changed the history for Russia as well as the rest of Europe, and to this day has had a huge effect on the Russian economy. Lenin's impact on Europe and Russia consisted of him applying Marxist ideas, which later led to complete Communism, and a threat to Europe and the rest of world....   [tags: Papers] 711 words
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Marxism and Leninism - Marxism and Leninism According to most historians, “history is told by the victors”, which would explain why most people equate communism with Vladimir Lenin. He was the backbone of Russia’s communist revolution, and the first leader of history’s largest communist government. It is not known, or discussed by most, that Lenin made many reforms to the original ideals possessed by many communists during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He revised Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles’ theories to fit the so-called ‘backwardness’ of the Russian Empire....   [tags: Communism, Vladimir Lenin, Russia, Revolution]
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Russian History - The Soviet Union has had numerous leaders throughout it’s existence as a country. However, there are a few leaders that will forever be in Russian history books and lectures. Among those leaders who have had the largest influence on the Soviet Union are; Vladimir Lenin, Peter the Great, Alexander Kerensky, and Joseph Stalin to name a few. While all of the leaders are interesting and have influence on Russia, this research paper will specifically focus on Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin lead the Soviet Union for over 20 years and he certainly had a unique way of doing so....   [tags: Vladimir Lenin, Peter the Great] 2243 words
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Lenin Followed Marxism, Stalin Did Not - Marxism was defined by a man named Karl Marx and his associate Fredrich Engels. Basically, Marxism is defined as a conflict theory, as Marx said that society is separated by a conflict between the rich and the poor. Today, when one thinks about Marx’s philosophy, he is often tied as an enemy to Capitalism due to his ties to Communism. Although he did layout the foundry to Communism as we know it, he never saw it to be how it is today. He saw it as a way for social egalitarianism; Equality for the poor and rich (the Proletariat and Bourgeoisie); a classless society....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays]
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Comparing the Ideology of Lenin and Stalin - Compare and contrast the ideologies and the political and economic practice of Lenin and Stalin. Every state is based upon and driven by some ideology. Imperial Russia was based upon autocratic absolutism for over 400 years. Following the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917, a new era dawned upon Russia. For the next 36 years she would be in the hands of two men that would attempt to apply a new, vastly different creed in ruling and transforming this country. Vladimir Ilich Lenin, as the leader of the Bolshevik party, ruled Russia from October 1917 till his death in January 1924....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays] 4174 words
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The Importance of Trotsky, Lenin and Stalin to the Communist Dictatorship in Russia - Trotsky, Lenin and Stalin were all important in bringing the Communist Dictatorship in Russia from 1917 - 1939. All three of them wouldn't be able to make progresses without each other. The basement or a trigger to communism in Russia was Lenin as he was the organizer. He has been studying Marxism and Socialism for many years and in the result he has brought the October Revolution in 1917 to Russia. In addition Lenin has written many books in order to spread the idea of communism....   [tags: Trotsky, Lenin, Stalin] 1293 words
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Lenin Followed the Marxist Ideology More Closely than Stalin - Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels concocted the idea of Marxism, or Communism, in the mid-1800s, and this philosophy was one of the most influential ideologies of the time period, influencing many European political leaders such as Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov and Joseph Stalin. This brings up a question that historians have disputed for decades: who followed the Marxist policy more closely: Stalin or Lenin. Even though the rules of Stalin and Lenin were both based off of the concept of Communism, Lenin added on to it in the interest of the Russian people while Stalin modified parts of it to his personal benefit....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays]
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Lenin - Origins of Revolution - In 1917 the Bolshevik’s overthrew the Provisional Government causing Lenin to be elected chairman of the new government under Bolshevik rule. Russia was the first state to be under socialist rule in the world. Lenin was able to defeat a weak government and seize power. Lenin, with the help of Leon Trotsky, led the Bolsheviks into a new age in Russian history. The two halted any opposition set on conquering them after they took power. They defeated the “White Army”, consisting of anyone who opposed the Bolshevik government....   [tags: Bolshevik, Russia, Leon Trotsky]
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Lenin's Revolution: From Marxism to Leninism - As the Russian Revolution rose in 1917, so did a new political force known as Communism. When the Czarist autocracy was overthrown, there was now a need for a new government to rule Russia. After the abdication of the Russian throne and a civil war between the Bolsheviks (Red Army) and the Russian Republic (White Army), the Bolsheviks came out victorious and established themselves as the ruling party of Russia. Bolshevik leader, Vladimir Lenin, preached Karl Marx’s infamous pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto because he believed Communism was the ideal political system for Russia....   [tags: History, Communism] 919 words
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The Impact of Lenin on Russia and the Russian People - The Impact of Lenin on Russia and the Russian People Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (a.k.a Lenin) was born in 1870, into a middle class family. In the year 1887 when Lenin was 17 his elder brother Alexandra was executed for conspiring to assassinate the tsar. Lenin who was already well educated and fond of reading and writing was encouraged to enter politics to make changes and to somehow avenge his brothers' death. The long term effects of this were that Lenin would later become one of the great revolutionary leaders of all time....   [tags: Papers] 950 words
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Lenin's Contribution to the Development of the Bolshevik Party - Lenin's Contribution to the Development of the Bolshevik Party For many years, Tsars had ruled Russia through the generations, being autocrats and dictators. These ways of living had been present in the country for hundreds of years, but in the late 1800s, new and different ideas were evolving, and there was an obvious change in political philosophies. There was the Marxist view, produced by Karl Marx, which believed that the state should own property and the means of production, not the wealthiest classes....   [tags: Papers] 642 words
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Social Conflict and Social Relations: The Marxism Approach - Introduction Marxism is an approach of societal evaluation that targets societal conflict and class-relations making use of a materialist explanation of historical development, along with a dialectical view of social remodeling. Marxist evaluation uses economic and socio-political examination and applies it to the investigation and evaluation of the development of capitalism and the role of class struggle in systemic economic change (Walicki, 1997). Marxism develops on a materialist knowledge of societal advancement, taking as its starting point the necessary economic activities needed by human society to take care of their subsistence (McLellan, 2007)....   [tags: lenin, revolutionary party] 1609 words
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Lenin's New Economic Policy: A Study of Short and Long Term Viability - The New Economic Policy instituted by Vladimir Lenin in 1922 was seen as a necessary evil in order to maintain power in the Soviet Union. While most historians agree with Lenin’s assessment and believe that without the change the entire Soviet economy would have collapsed there is a wide range of thoughts on the true effectiveness of the NEP. This paper will look at the progression of the NEP and the differing views Bolshevik leaders had on it as well as the perceived effectiveness of the limited free market policies adopted by these socialist leaders....   [tags: Russian History]
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End of World War I Led to World War II - World War I had been the main cause that led to World War II. The victors of World War I, namely France and Britain, had placed the blame of the war on Germany. The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that was signed at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between the Allied Powers and Germany. In the Treaty of Versailles, the Germans were being legally forced to pay the reparations of World War I. This led to the downfall of Germany. Germany went into a depression, quite awhile before the Great Depression began in the United States....   [tags: Germany, Lenin, Russia] 956 words
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Lenin's Contribution to Marxism up to 1905 and the Consequences - Lenin's Contribution to Marxism up to 1905 and the Consequences Karl Marx was a German philosopher who wrote the Communist Manifesto, which encouraged workers to unite and seize power by revolution. His views became known as Marxism and influenced the thinking of socialists throughout Europe in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Marx believed that history was evolving in a series of stages towards a perfect state - Communism. These stages started with Feudalism - with the aristocrats controlling politics....   [tags: Papers] 1244 words
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Modern Communism: Marx, Engles, Lenin, and Stalin - Karl Marx never saw his ideals and beliefs, as the founding father of communist thought, implemented in the world and society because he died in 1883.1 The communist ideology did not rise to power until the beginning of the 20th century. Then it would be implemented and put into practice in the largest country in the world producing a concept that would control half of the world’s population in less than 50 years. The Manifesto of the Communist Party, written by Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, searched for a perfect society living in equality and united in freedom....   [tags: Communism Essays]
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Marxism-Leninism: Three Parts - Economics mark complexity, innovation, and rehabilitation of a nation. The economy of a nation precedes the turning point towards enhancement or inferiority. “Marxism-Leninism, the communist philosophy of Vladimir Lenin, refines Karl Marx' philosophy with three parts. First, revolution must be violent to succeed; second, revolution is possible because of large peasant and laboring classes; and third, revolution must be controlled by a group of dedicated revolutionaries who will not sell out the revolution before it is completed”("Marxism-Leninism")....   [tags: Communism, Marxism, Lenin]
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Lenin and Stalin's Impacts on Russia - Lenin and Stalin had many characteristics in common, but many marked differences. Lenin’s character had many key strengths. One of his major strengths was that he was a great intellectual. Indeed Lenin was one of the leading Russian writers and thinkers of the period publishing many works. Lenin was unquestionably brilliant and a great organiser. He was also exceptionally hard working and one hundred percent dedicated to his cause. He had this natural ability to “seize the moment”....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays] 3411 words
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The Policies of Lenin and Stalin - Identified within this study is the argument that whilst many of Lenin’s theories and practices were continued under Stalin, many were in fact developed and extended to new levels, possibly reflecting different motives: what Pipes refers to as Stalin’s ‘personality of excesses’. Although for many years, numerous historians including both members of the Western school of thought (such as Pipes), along with the official Soviet historians of the time believed that Stalin was the natural heir of Lenin, opinions have changed with time....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays]
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A Comparison of Lenin and Stalin - "A great luck for Russia was that at the times of hardships she was headed by such a genius and talented commander as Joseph Stalin." W. Churchill Stalin was a man of extraordinary energy, erudition and a powerful will. Him even I, a person taught by the Parliament, could not counter. W. Churchill “Stalin is the Lenin of today,” said a popular propaganda slogan of the thirties and the forties. The situation has changed drastically since that time; people’s opinion of Stalin has changed in light of the new facts that came out during the course of history....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays]
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A Comparison of Character and Beliefs of Lenin and Stalin - There were many similarities in both character and beliefs of both Lenin and Stalin. Some people may think that, just because they led Russia, they were both Russian. Lenin was a middle-class Russian who was well educated; he also wrote many influential books and thesis. However, Stalin was a vulgar, Georgian peasant. He was expelled from his college in 1899 after failing to take his exams. One thing that these men shared was their concern with the ideas of Karl Marx. In the early 1900’s they were both exiled to Siberia until 1917, after the March revolution....   [tags: Lenin vs Stalin Essays] 1649 words
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Lenin And Problems After The October Revolution - Lenin and Problems After the October Revolution      The initial difficulties faced by the new Soviet Union were to severe that its survival seemed almost miraculous. The remains of the czarist regime left Lenin to face a country wrought with war, devastated economically. Russia's involvement in World War I, followed by its Civil War, wide spread famine and a change in political and social ideology were the problems confronting Lenin after the October Revolution. Lenin did succeed in ending both the war with Germany and the Civil War for Russia....   [tags: History Historical Soviet Union Lenin Essays] 748 words
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Unreliable Narration in Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita - The Chicago critic Wayne Booth in his book Rhetoric of Fiction first coined the terms reliable and unreliable narrator. These terms have been of notable importance in narratological (analysis of narratives) studies ever since Booth’s book was first published in 1961. Booth defines the reliable and unreliable narrator in the following way: “I have called a narrator reliable when he speaks for or acts in accordance with the norms of the work (which is to say the implied author’s norms), unreliable when he does not” (Booth 158-59)....   [tags: Vladimir Nabokov Lolita]
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Vladimir Kush: A Russian Artist - Vladimir Kush was born in Moscow, Russia in 1965. Growing up in the city, Kush really wanted to leave its dull atmosphere to explore the world so he dreamed of distant places to entertain himself. At 4 years old, he began drawing and painting with great skill. At 7, Kush attended art school and his talent rapidly grew. 5 years later, Vladimir started to paint using different styles. This helped him to develop his creative style of what he now calls “metaphorical realism” with much symbolism. Kush was so focussed in art that in high school he went to school in the day but studied painting and sculpturing at night....   [tags: Oil Painting, Metaphorical Realism] 728 words
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Vladimir Putin and Corruption in Russia - Judo champions and powerful political leaders usually don’t come up in the same conversation: unless this conversation involves Vladimir Putin. This man has led an interesting life. He was born into a lower-middle class family, and as a teenager he began doing martial arts. He later became the St. Petersburg champion as well as a KGB agent. He is now a politician. From August 1999 until now, he has led Russia as either the prime minister or president (Aron 7). Following his ascension to power, Putin has instituted policies that have led to authoritarian rule and the corruption that threatens Russia’s economic future....   [tags: authoritarian rule, policies]
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The Literary Works of Vladimir Nabokov - More so than that of most other comparably illustrious writers, a number of Vladimir Nabokov’s works beckon near polarizing discrepancies in interpretation and actual author intent amidst literary circles. In a letter to the editor of The New Yorker, he concedes to constructing systems “wherein a second (main) story is woven into, or placed behind, the superficial semitransparent one” (Dolinin). In practice, such an architectural premise is complicated further by his inclination to dabble in the metaphysical and occasionally, in the metafictional....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Vladimir Putin and the Ukraine Crisis - “All the Germans that were ... in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying, ‘They’re not being treated right. I must go and protect my people,’ and that’s what’s gotten everybody so nervous.” - Hillary Clinton, Former Secretary of State. Russian agression in Crimea and East Ukraine so far has been unpunished by America and her European allies, even though Russian “President” Vladimir Putin’s regime is so similar to the dictators of the past. So, does the aggressive behavior visible today warrant any action....   [tags: Russian international relations]
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - Can something so controversial and disguising be regarded for having merit. Many people have quarreled over this matter and formulated acute positions. Some have taken their opinions to the extreme by advocating for the removal of the distasteful topic from literature; while others argue that though the content is vulgar, there is an intended meaning the author wishes to express. I would have to side with the latter of these two positions. Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is one such novel that has produced concern over its questionable subject matter....   [tags: Novel Analysis] 1348 words
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - ... Lana seems to forget that Lolita did, in fact, escape from Humbert Humbert. She ran away from Humbert due to his numerous attempts to take advantage of her and to steal her innocence. Lana Del Rey is not identifying with Lolita, but associating herself with the outlandish notion that a 12 year old girl willingly seduces 35 year old men and misinterpreting the tragic story of Dolores Haze (How Lana Del Rey...). On the cover of the 50th anniversary edition of Lolita, there is a rather troubling quote from “Vanity Fair”....   [tags: drugging, pedophilia, incest] 2190 words
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Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov - There is no denying that the housewife, who can cook like a chef and look like a model, is an icon of the 1950s; most of the iconic women during this time were housewives. A famous example is Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo in I Love Lucy. The obsession with the housewife is even reflected in Nabokov’s Lolita which is set in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Through a conversation with Miss Pratt, the headmistress of Beardsley School for girls, Humbert Humbert frames the American education system as mere means preparing girls to be housewives....   [tags: Educational Sexism, Literary Analysis]
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E-Commerce and Vladimir Zwass - E-Commerce E-Commerce is a shortened word which means Electronic-Commerce. Vladimir Zwass (2001) defines E-Commerce as the process of carrying out business transactions by the use of telecommunication networks. It involves sharing business information and maintaining business relationships. E- Commerce started as early as 1948 during the Berlin airlift in the form of electronic transmissions (Seideman, 1996). E-Commerce later developed into electronic data interchange (EDI) and in the 1960s, industries cooperated to produce common electronic data formats....   [tags: Electronic Commerce]
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - In Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita, Nabokov elects to ignore the societal need to establish a clear ethical dichotomy when dealing with crimes such as pedophilia. Nabokov instead writes main character Humbert Humbert as a man rich in humor and individuality. His behavior evades negative connotation and conveys absolute sincerity. He doesn’t acknowledge the interwoven perversity within his actions towards Dolores Haze because he does not identify with it. Humbert’s genuineness contrasts with the overwhelming social criticism towards pedophilia....   [tags: ethical dichotomy, pedophilia, freudianism ]
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Vladimir Christianizes Russia, by Serge Zenkovsky - The adoption of Eastern Orthodoxy by the Slavs marked a new era for the culture of Russia. In the Primary Chronicle we come across many tales that illustrate the transformation from staunch paganism to strict Orthodox Christianity that was adopted by the state. The tale “Vladimir Christianizes Russia” is one such story that glorifies Vladimir’s great triumph in choosing Eastern Orthodoxy and delivering the Slavs to salvation. Through justifying the adoption of Christianity, emphasizing the importance of aestheticism in ceremony, and illustrating the overwhelming Slavic transition from paganism to Christianity we are able to glean the importance of Vladimir’s success in tran...   [tags: russian culture, orthodoxy]
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The Succession of Lenin - The Succession of Lenin After Lenin's death in 1924, there was a struggle between the leading Bolsheviks to succeed Lenin as leader of the USSR. In the end, it emerged as a contest between Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin. There were several reasons why it was Stalin rather than Trotsky who succeeded Lenin, and it is these I shall be exploring in this essay. Trotsky seemed like the obvious successor, and consequently he became inactive. He was over-confident, arrogant, and failed to take any threat seriously, least of all the quiet Stalin and so did nothing to try to discredit Stalin or reverse the damage Stalin did to him....   [tags: Papers] 618 words
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Vladimir Putin - A Modern Machiavellian Prince - In 1513, an Italian politician by the name of Niccolo Machiavelli distributed, though privately, a political treatise called The Prince. This treatise was, essentially, a guide on how to effectively rule one's country. It's important beforehand to define exactly what a Machiavellian is, before describing one. A Machiavellian is a leader who, through his power and influence, works toward the common good of his people. This can be done through fear, through deceit, even through manipulation. It is important to understand the main principle of a Machiavellian; the end justifies the means....   [tags: Machiavellian Leadership]
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Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita - ... Child molesters blaming their actions on traumas in the past was exactly the event critics fear if the ideas in Lolita become widespread. Proceeding from mental disorders, Humbert brings up his other “side” who mistreated Lolita. This ushers in dissociative identity disorder to the novel, another illegitimate excuse critics believe can be used as a justification for child molestation. Mark Nicholls also finds Humbert’s admission of another personality. He states, “For in Humbert, from the beginning, there is that other side of his personality, the side in which sexuality...bound up with the pursuit of perversion” (162)....   [tags: banned books, pedophilia, intense sexual content] 1353 words
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