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The State and Revolution

The State and Revolution
Vladimir LeninOriginal title Государство и революция (Russian, 1918)

The State and Revolution , by Vladimir Lenin, describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution to establish the dictatorship of the proletariat.


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„The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class shall represent and repress them in parliament!“

—  Vladimir Lenin, book The State and Revolution

Source: (1917), Ch. 5 [Lenin, Vladmir Illych, The State and Revolution, 1917, https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch05.htm, Marx grasped this essence of capitalist democracy splendidly when, in analyzing the experience of the Commune, he said that the oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class shall represent and repress them in parliament!]

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