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The ABC of communism

N. Bukharin

The ABC of communism

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementN. Bukharin and E. Preobrazhensky ; introduction by E. H. Carr.
SeriesPelican classics -- AC5
ContributionsPreobrazhenskii, Evgenii Alekseevich., Carr, Edward Hallett, 1892-1982.
The Physical Object
Pagination480p. ;
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22023741M
ISBN 100140400052

That is why we are entitled to say that the The ABC of communism book does not properly speaking form a single class. Many persons imagine that it is quite an easy matter to wrest power from the bourgeoisie, as easy as to transfer a ball from one pocket to another. We dedicate it to the Party which commands an army of a million men, dwells in the trenches, administers a vast realm, carts wood on Communist Saturdays, makes ready for the resurrection day of mankind. The worse the oppression, the greater the dissatisfaction of the people, the stronger the flame This explains why the fires of social revolution swept Russia, the most tyrannous and backward country, instead of America where industrial development has almost reached its highest point - and that in spite of all the learned demonstrations of Karl Marx to the contrary. The bad conditions that prevail among the working class become a hindrance to the improvement of manufacturing technique. Such a society would be organized along one line only; on another line, that of class structure, it would still be rent asunder.

The former Soviet Union is a good example of this. Marx was very interested in the experience of the Paris Commune ofwhen the workers of Paris ran the city following the defeat of the French Army by the Prussian Army. To this group belong the independent artisans, the small shopkeepers, the minor intelligentsia comprising the salariat, and the lesser officialdom. The landowners leased lands to the peasants, receiving as rent payment either in money or in kind.

Social Democracy is therefore a petty-bourgeois movement that preaches class collaboration to the working class. Despite national prosperity, industrial workers suffered In the transition to socialism, which is the first stage of communist society, the working class, led by the communist party, must remain vigilant and be ready to purge bureaucrats who deviate from socialism. Shortly after he joined the editorial board of Pravda, and in he was elected to the secretariat of the party central committee. In Russia, during the yearthe rich peasants supported all the counter-revolutionary plots.


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In Germany, where the proletariat The ABC of communism book highly developed, there was nevertheless prior to the war no such militant party of the working class as that of the communist bolsheviks in Russia. Works, 10; p. A red five-pointed star sometimes also stands for communism.

It is plain that more and more machines must continually be produced. A pioneering work, Fanshan is a marvelous and revealing look into life in the Chinese countryside, where tradition He is an industrious as an ant. We find the same thing in Switzerland and in Austria, and to some extent also in France.

The State power is an organization. In a communist society people do work, but they work for the community themselves instead of working for a class of exploiters and robbers.

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The ABC of communism book to new problems are extremely difficult to find. Nowadays the mensheviks have forgotten all this; they have taken refuge in the camp of the bourgeoisie. A notable ally of Marx was Frederick Engels. Since from time immemorial the officers of the army and the navy have been drawn from the ranks of the landed gentry, it is perfectly natural that landowners' parties should always be on the best of terms with generals and admirals.

Bookslut"The divide is growing between the pro-military, pro-police, marriage-seeking gay and lesbian rights politics we see in the headlines every day In this form of socialism we have the 'socialization of the land' advocated by the social revolutionists, who desire to establish small-scale production in perpetuity, who dread the proletariat, and who oppose the formation of a great and united cooperative commonwealth.

It is a petty-bourgeois ideology in the working class movement. The conditions of their work, however, are such that for the most part they fail to realize how hopeless is their situation under capitalism.

The proceeds from this end up in the pockets of the capitalists. The peasantry. The agrarian types of socialism will not be eradicated until after the lapse of a good many years. Nothing of this sort happens in communist society.

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