„America has become one of the foremost countries in regard to the depth of the abyss which lies between the handful of arrogant multimillionaires who wallow in filth and luxury, and the millions of working people who constantly live on the verge of pauperism.“

Collected Works, Vol. 28, p. 62–75.
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Source: A Letter to American Workingmen: From the Socialist Soviet Republic of Russia

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