J.V. Stalin on the Working Class Movement and Socialism as Ship and Compass

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“What is scientific socialism without the working-class movement? — A compass which, if left unused, will only grow rusty and then will have to be thrown overboard.

What is the working-class movement without socialism?—A ship without a compass which will reach the other shore in any case, but would reach it much sooner and with less danger if it had a compass.

Combine the two and you will get a splendid vessel, which will speed straight towards the other shore and reach its haven unharmed.”

– J.V. Stalin, “Briefly About Disagreements in the Party”

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