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Kautsky

by bad ideas actualised by alcohol on 21st December 2013 at 14:38
An older post but one I find myself referencing it relatively often so here for future reference

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Kautsky's views are extremely important. Why? Precisely because they are Kautsky's. In the years after the death of Engels, Kautsky was the leading marxist theoretician for the SPD and Social-Democracy in general. He held much of Marx's body of work after Engels' death and published what is regarded as the fourth volume of Kapital (I don't think it has been trnaslated though), was the

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To Win the Battle of Democracy

by bad ideas actualised by alcohol on 13th August 2013 at 16:42
I wrote an article for the site Marxist Center. Here is an excerpt from the introduction of the article, to read the full article please go to this link.

All criticism of the article as a whole is welcomed on the website and can be placed in the comment section.
People have become increasingly fed-up with the political structure of society. The people want an end to the constant attack on them, most notably austerity measures. A demand which the state, in times of political

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Some thoughts on Vanguardism

by bad ideas actualised by alcohol on 20th July 2013 at 12:46
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I'd say the "vanguard" neither leads or rules the "people".
The proletariat is a revolutionary class. But they are revolutionary in the sense that they have the possibility of becoming revolutionaries. Consciousness of the proletariat is directly tied to economic development of society. From this it follows that in normal times only a small section, relatively small to the class as a whole since in absolute numbers it can still constitute big numbers, of the class are

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European Democratic Republic

by bad ideas actualised by alcohol on 17th July 2013 at 11:09
Thought I'd turn this post into a blog-post, since I mention it quite often. So for future reference.

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Yes, the European Union is capitalist, but nation-states aren't? You prefer nation-states over an economically tied together continent. You fail to see that not only would a continent like that expand a revolution over an entire continent, for the economies are close together, but also that such a revolution would make the blow to international capital so much more destructive.

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State & State-Repression

by bad ideas actualised by alcohol on 22nd February 2013 at 15:28
Spend quite a bit of time on this post, so I thought I should save it here for future reference.

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For marxists the state is "a product and a manifestation of the irreconcilability of class antagonisms. The state arises where, when and insofar as class antagonism objectively cannot be reconciled. And, conversely, the existence of the state proves that the class antagonisms are irreconcilable".(Lenin)
The state is thus an organ of class rule. However the state

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