Lenin on Killing Civilians in Service of Revolutionary Struggle
Vladimir I. Lenin, the founder of the USSR and the first and most influential revolutionary for Marxist revolutionary ideals, had strong views about the killing of civilians during revolutionary actions, as happened at Hue during Tet. His words, his thinking, tell you whether he would have approved of or opposed the execution of pro-enemy civilians at Hue during Tet in service of a revolution.
Lenins writings are vast and peculiar. Part sociologist, part soldier, part revolutionary and a master manipulator of political power, Lenin preached for establishing new governments of the people after forcing out the old, reactionary governments.
QUESTION: Given Lenins revolutionary writings, how would he have viewed the killing of civilians such as occurred in Hue during Tet in the service of a Marxist revolution?
A unified, content-predictive thesis that reflects a manner of thinking about this issue in every body paragraph. Answer the question by unifying the elements of your argument: Why are these elements you are about to present important? What strings them together? In the end, what single quality or value holds them together? this is your reasoning for your thesis.
Vivid details about the moment and the man from research from the Young book, documentaries as well as available internet/library research. Explain how Lenin in his writings viewed revolutionary violence directed at non-combatants as occurred at Hue during the Tet Offensive. No glittering generalities about the world or people develop using detailed, book-available dates, terms and names. Use a mixture of direct quotation, summary and paraphrase thats right: Apply your source integration techniques. Build your paragraphs with relevant source material, building your essay on the stories, names and dates from Young and the three textual sources you produce through your research. Write about the writing.
Good paragraphing unified, coherent and fully developed. Always revise to discover your true topic sentence (it is always more detailed than the one you originally planned for your pre-writing). A controlled and focused topic sentence accompanied by the examples, each of which is explained in its value and relevance. Its not self-evident why what you choose to quote is important dont just reword what is said your readers need your input, your guidance. What do you notice in the individual details?
Speaking of outlining, please attach your final working outline for your essay submission.
2000 or so words in length. Five plus pages, plus the “Works Cited” page.