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Socialism can only be brought about by the dictatorship of the proletariat

Posted by: Chuck ( Virginia ) on February 11, 19100 at 15:56:18:

In Reply to: socialism can conceivably exist under a dictatorship, as it can exist under a democracy. posted by Piper on February 11, 19100 at 12:22:19:

: Piper: Actually i think it depends who you appoint dictatator. Ever heard of Solon? I think you can have benevolent dictatorships.

Don't forget that a dictatorship may also be exercised by a handful of persons, or by an oligarchy, OR BY A CLASS. Check out Lenin's "The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky" (re: How Kautsky Turned Marx into a Common Liberal).

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