Socialism - Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Socialism, Fascism...

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Socialism, Fascism Socialism after Marx Lenin: -Russia: semifeudal Agrarian economy, political autocracy -Lenin argued intellectual and practical support for revolution -agreed with Marx that class struggle and goal-oriented lack of concern for moral constraints -the end justifies the means, the people that hold power are not going to give up their power without a fight -what Lenin argued for was the opposite of what Marx argued for, for Lenin it is a small, organized, disciplined revolutionary movement -Lenin is against revisionism and trade-union consciousness, because all that would do is set up capitalism and protect it from over throw -communist party as revolutionary vanguard, a small group of people pushing the revolution along Joseph Stalin: -man of steel: ruthless, expert in oppression and ‘Purging’ -Stalin becomes the guide of the party -the only thing one should aim for is, “socialism in one country” -came up with something called Marx and Leninism
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