Discipline: Political Science
Theory of revolutionary action associated with the Bolshevik (Red) Party in Russia under the leadership of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924).
This party will hold opinions in advance of the class which it leads, and in order to succeed must be organized along military lines of loyalty and command, rather than in a democratic or open manner.
Also see: false consciousness
Neil Harding, Lenin's Political Thought, 2 vols (London, 1977, 1981)