Category Archives: Social Democracy

Working-Class and Bourgeois Democracy: excerpts V.I. Lenin 1905

“The intellectualist wing devises a criterion of a good and kind bourgeoisie, worthy of concluding agreements with. The proletarian wing expects no kindness from the bourgeoisie, but supports any, even the very worst bourgeoisie, to the extent that it actually … Continue reading

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On the Separation of Liberalism from Democracy: Lenin 1913

Lenin, below writing a year before the start of First World War. During the build up toward the war  most liberal and nominally socialist organizations supported their national governments rather than call for resistance to the war and solidarity of … Continue reading

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Stockholm riots challenge image of happy, generous state Stockholm riots challenge image of happy, generous state 12:47pm EDT Sweden’s capital hit by worst riots in years 5:50am EDT Stockholm hit by riots 11:41am EDT By Patrick Lannin and Philip O’Connor … Continue reading

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Discussion Question: Does the Obama presidency represent a shift toward Bonapartism on the part of the US ruling class?

Search Result for Wikipedia Bonapartism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonapartism This is Lenin’s writing between the February and October revolutions of 1917 in Russia, discussing the then provisional government’s slide toward a “Bonapartist’ state. Napoleon Bonapart presided as emperor over a militarized conquering state … Continue reading

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