Bobby Byrd on Lenin’s ‘liberalism’

July 5th, 2011

‘Lenin maintained a strictly minimal conception of the state, restricting it to the monopoly of authority for the exercise of force’

‘Lenin recognized the necessity of an articulated non-identity of state, political parties, and other voluntary civil society institutions such as labor unions.’

‘Lenin’s perspective that capitalist social relations could not be abolished in one stroke (…) “Bourgeois right” persisted precisely among the workers.’

From Chris Cutrone’s Lenin’s Liberalism

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