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V.I. Lenin: State and Revolution -Devised and implement strategies on how to speed up the collapse of capitalism -How to set up government structure to last between fall of capitalism and communism The social engineering of Marxism Marx: the philosopher Marxists are the social engineers: Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Mao, Castrol -Building socialist society: revolution; state -Referred to themselves as communists (were really state socialists) The questions: -How to grow a revolution -How to build a socialist state State Socialism -The stage between capitalism and communism -How best to get to communism? Revolution: How best to run it? Vanguard Party (Bolsheviks Dictatorship of the Proletariat Marx said very little about this stage -The state was superstructure/epiphenomenal Dictatorship of Proletariat The state would function in the name of the proletariat Using power of the state to create/expedite conditions to expedite capitalist production, and expedite eventual emergence of communism Not wait for capitalism to fall under weight of its own internal contractions; (surplus theory of value; monopoly capitalism; over production) Rely on state, not the market, to maximize productive capacities of industry: -Market competition is repetitive (Wastes time, resources) -Need to get to abundance and plenty, but how? V.I Lenin
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