Alexander Bogdanov: 
Lenin’s Friend and Rival

Simon Ings

Language: In English

Thought arises, not from matter, but from the way it is organised. Lenin’s friend and rival Alexander Bogdanov explored the idea of automating society. The West calls this cybernetics and it fuels consumer culture. But Bogdanov’s philosophy was discredited and suppressed. Novelist Simon Ings asks why the Soviets abandoned their early dreams of automating Man.

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