Ренессанс Ленина в «западном марксизме»: случай Славоя Жижека
The goal of the present research is to renew the problematisation of Vladimir Lenin’s ideas for modern social and political philosophy thereby actualizing it. Lenin’s ideas ceased to be interesting for Russian human sciences and at the same time became an important issue in the studies of left-oriented western theoreticians. Furthermore Lenin’s ideas became some kind of an assembly point for the classic “western Marxism” that became possible also due to the fact that it actively addressed the ideas and work of Lenin, and even more often addressed just his fi gure. In this respect the present research is more of the historiographic and contextual character and therefore the author doesn’t refer to the texts of Lenin himself. The principal thinker who seriously discusses Lenin’s ideas nowadays is Slovenian social philosopher and cultural theoretician with world reputation Slavoj Žižek. As it is Žižek who’s become one of the main supporters of the necessity to actualize the legacy of the leader of Russian revolution, the author of the present article examines what postulates of Lenin’s political theory Žižek tries to save.