J.V. Stalin on Women and International Women’s Day

“Not a single great movement of the oppressed in the history of mankind has been able to do without the participation of working women. Working women, the most oppressed among the oppressed, never have or could stand aside from the broad path of the liberation movement. This movement of slaves has produced, as is known,Continue reading “J.V. Stalin on Women and International Women’s Day”

V.I. Lenin on the Subject of the Masses

“When a revolution has been sufficiently prepared, the concept of ‘masses’ becomes different: several thousand workers no longer constitute the masses. This word begins to denote something else. The concept of ‘masses’ undergoes a change so that it implies the majority, and not simply a majority of the workers alone, but the majority of allContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on the Subject of the Masses”

V.I. Lenin on Anti-Imperialism

“The most dangerous of all in this respect are those who do not wish to understand that the fight against imperialism is a sham and humbug unless it is inseparably bound up with the fight against opportunism.” – V.I. Lenin, “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism”

V.I. Lenin on Bourgeois Democracy

“This is tantamount to trampling on the basic truths of Marxism which has taught the workers: you must take advantage of bourgeois democracy which, compared with feudalism, represents a great historical advance, but not for one minute must you forget the bourgeois character of this ‘democracy’, it’s historical conditional and limited character. Never share theContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Bourgeois Democracy”

Friedrich Engels on the Materialist Concept of History

“According to the materialist conception of history, the ultimately determining element in history is the production and reproduction of real life. Other than this neither Marx nor I have ever asserted. Hence if somebody twists this into saying that the economic element is the only determining one, he transforms that proposition into a meaningless, abstract,Continue reading “Friedrich Engels on the Materialist Concept of History”

V.I. Lenin on the Dictatorship of the Proletariat

“The essence of Marx’s theory of the state has been mastered only by those who realize that the dictatorship of a single class is necessary not only for every class society in general, not only for the proletariat which has overthrown the bourgeoisie, but also for the entire historical period which separates capitalism from ‘classlessContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on the Dictatorship of the Proletariat”

J.V. Stalin on the Three Main Aspects of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat

“Hence the three main aspects of the dictatorship of the proletariat. 1) The utilisation of the rule of the proletariat for the suppression of the exploiters, for the defence of the country, for the consolidation of the ties with the proletarians of other lands, and for the development and victory of the revolution in allContinue reading “J.V. Stalin on the Three Main Aspects of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat”

V.I. Lenin on the Transition from Capitalism to Communism

“If we get down to brass tacks, however, has it ever happened in history that a new mode of production has taken root immediately, without a long succession of setbacks, blunders and relapses? Half a century after the abolition of serfdom there were still quite a number of survivals of serfdom in the Russian countryside.Continue reading “V.I. Lenin on the Transition from Capitalism to Communism”

Enver Hoxha on the 1962 Sino-Indian Conflict

“It was the American imperialists who brought about the crisis in the Caribbean Sea and the threat of aggression against Cuba. Encouraged by the imperialists the Indian reactionaries launched their attacks on the Chinese border guards and again encouraged and assisted by them they are trying to widen the conflict with China by turning downContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on the 1962 Sino-Indian Conflict”

Karl Marx on the Populism of Class Society

“For each new class which puts itself in the place of one ruling before it, is compelled, merely in order to carry through its aim, to represent its interest as the common interest of all the members of society, that is, expressed in ideal form: it has to give its ideas the form of universality,Continue reading “Karl Marx on the Populism of Class Society”

V.I. Lenin, J.V. Stalin and the Comintern on Alliance with the Bourgeoisie in Colonial-Type Countries

“The Communist International must enter into a temporary alliance with bourgeois democracy in the colonial and backward countries, but should not merge with it, and should under all circumstances uphold the independence of the proletarian movement even if it is in its most embryonic form…” – V.I. Lenin, “Draft Thesis on National and Colonial QuestionsContinue reading “V.I. Lenin, J.V. Stalin and the Comintern on Alliance with the Bourgeoisie in Colonial-Type Countries”

Karl Marx on the Dictatorship of the Proletariat

“While this utopian, doctrinaire Socialism, which subordinates the total movement to one of its stages, which puts in place of common social production the brainwork of individual pedants and, above all, in fantasy does away with the revolutionary struggle of the classes and its requirements by small conjurers’ tricks or great sentimentality, while this doctrinaireContinue reading “Karl Marx on the Dictatorship of the Proletariat”

Karl Marx on the Preconditions of the Real Liberation of Humanity

“Nor will we explain to them [our wise philosophers] that it is only possible to achieve real liberation in the real world and by employing real means, that slavery cannot be abolished without the steam engine and the mule and the spinning-jenny, serfdom cannot be abolished without improved agriculture, and that, in general, people cannotContinue reading “Karl Marx on the Preconditions of the Real Liberation of Humanity”

J.V. Stalin on the Withering Away of the State

“We are for the withering away of the state. And yet we also believe in the proletarian dictatorship, which represents the tightest and mightiest form of state authority that has ever existed in history. To keep on strengthening state power in order to prepare the conditions for the withering away of state power – thatContinue reading “J.V. Stalin on the Withering Away of the State”

Karl Marx, Seemingly on “New Atheists”

“I desire there to be less trifling with the label ‘atheism’ (which reminds one of children, assuring everyone who is ready to listen to them that they are not afraid of the bogeyman), and that instead the content of philosophy should be brought to the people.” – Karl Marx, Letter to Arnold Ruge, November 24,Continue reading “Karl Marx, Seemingly on “New Atheists””