“The emancipation of the working class is the work of the working class itself,” wrote Marx and Engels in the Communist Manifesto.
One of the tragic paradoxes of the Marxist movement has been that impatient revolutionaries—appalled by the sluggishness of history and the apparent unwillingness of the working class to be concerned in its alleged interest—have ever since been in search of substitute agents of historical transformation.
Lenin, convinced that unaided...
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