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Continuing working class resistance to the still deepening crisis of global capitalism makes the more than decade-long в??rediscoveryв?ќ of Lenin more relevant than ever. What are the lessons the Bolshevik leader drew for advancing revolutionary democracy in general and in, specifically, the electoral and parliamentary arenas? This panel discusses his writings and practice in the broader and narrower democratic sphere, and draws on the recent experience of progressive politics in the U.S. in the latter to see if they still have currency