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"Broad Economism"

Posted 19th December 2008 at 04:37 by Die Neue Zeit
Updated 30th January 2009 at 01:24 by Die Neue Zeit

"Broad Economism"

“Occasionally someone has attempted to oppose the political struggle to the economic, and declared that the proletariat should give its exclusive attention either to the one or the other. The fact is that the two cannot be separated. The economic struggle demands political rights, and these will not fall from heaven. To secure and maintain them, the most vigorous political action is necessary.” (Karl Kautsky)

In the introduction, I mentioned...
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The Democracy Question: Introduction

Posted 5th October 2008 at 05:01 by Die Neue Zeit
Updated 29th March 2009 at 22:34 by Die Neue Zeit

The Democracy Question



[Note: This unabashedly borrows from, in order: Kautsky’s The Class Struggle (Erfurt Programme), the First International's Resolution of the [1871] London Conference on Working Class Political Action, the actual Erfurt Programme, Aristotle’s Politics, Marx’s The Civil War in France, and the programme of the historic French Workers’ Party.]



The more completely the various divisions of the working class unite into...
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"Vanguardism" Revisited

Posted 26th June 2008 at 04:20 by Die Neue Zeit

“We do not say to the world: Cease your struggles, they are foolish; we will give you the true slogan of struggle. We merely show the world what it is really fighting for, and consciousness is something that it has to acquire, even if it does not want to.” (Karl Marx)

All over the Marxist spectrum, there is a crisis over the word “vanguard.” Historical events have tainted that word, such that it is now synonymous with Blanquist elitism: the notion that a secret group of conspirators...
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Social Proletocracy, Marx, and Lenin's theoretical mistakes

Posted 7th June 2008 at 18:46 by Die Neue Zeit

Lenin: Proletocratic “State Socialist”

“Nobody has combatted State Socialism more than we German Socialists, nobody has shown more distinctively than I, that State Socialism is really State capitalism!” (Wilhelm Liebknecht)

What was this “state socialism” that Wilhelm Liebknecht, the father of the revolutionary martyr Karl Liebknecht, was talking about? Just mere days before the “October Revolution” (November 7, 1917), Lenin had this to say about German “state socialism”:...
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Plain "Proletocracy," Language, and the Working Class

Posted 8th May 2008 at 03:40 by Die Neue Zeit
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“Social Democracy is not confined to simple service to the working-class movement: it represents ‘the combination of socialism and the working-class movement’ (to use Karl Kautsky’s definition which repeats the basic ideas of the Communist Manifesto); the task of Social Democracy is to bring definite socialist ideals to the spontaneous working-class movement, to connect this movement with socialist convictions that should attain the level of contemporary science, to connect it with the regular political...
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