A DOCUMENT THAT REMAINS URGENTLY RELEVANT TO OUR TIMES
FASCISM AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION
A Study of the economics and Politics of the Extreme Stages of Capitalism in Decay
by R. PALME DUTT
© Proletarian Publishers Edition 1974 Second Printing 1976 Third Printing 1978
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Hitler: The maximum exponent of modern, savage fascism.
“The bourgeoisie sees in Bolshevism only one side . . . insurrection, violence, terror; it endeavors, therefore, to prepare itself especially for resistance and opposition in that direction alone. It is possible that in single cases, in single countries, for more or less short periods, they will succeed. We must reckon with such a possibility, and there is absolutely nothing dreadful to us in the fact that the bourgeoisie might succeed in this. Communism ‘springs up’ from Positively all sides of social life, its sprouts are everywhere, without exception-the ‘contagion’ (to use the favourite and ‘pleasantest’ comparison of the bourgeoisie and the bourgeois police) has very thoroughly penetrated into the organism and has totally impregnated it. If one of the ‘vents’ were to be stopped up with special care, ‘contagion’ would find another, sometimes most unexpected. Life will assert itself. Let the bourgeoisie rave, let it work itself into a frenzy, commit stupidities, take vengeance in advance on the Bolsheviks, and endeavour to exterminate in India, Hungary, Germany, etc., more hundreds, thousands, and hundreds of thousands of the Bolsheviks of yesterday or those of to-morrow. Acting thus, the bourgeoisie acts as did all classes condemned to death by history. The Communists must know that the future at any rate is theirs; therefore we can and must unite the intensest passion in the great revolutionary struggle with the coolest and soberest calculations of the mad ravings of the bourgeoisie…. In all cases and in all countries Communism grows; its roots are so deep that persecution neither weakens, nor debilitates, but rather strengthens it.”—LENIN (“Left-Wing” Communism, 1921), Continue reading »