Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution, Volume 3: The by Hal Draper

By Hal Draper

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In this 3rd quantity of his definitive learn of Karl Marx’s political notion, Hal Draper examines how Marx, and Marxism, have handled the problem of dictatorship with regards to the progressive use of strength and repression, really as this debate has headquartered at the use of the time period “dictatorship of the proletariat.” Writing along with his ordinary wit and conception, Draper strips away the layers of misinterpretation and incorrect information that experience gathered through the years to teach what Marx and Engels themselves relatively intended by way of the term.

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10RRISON, AND Y O U N G ENGELS To the left of Cabet, concern with the “ transitional regime" problem was m o re general, and no doubt there was more talk of dicíatorship, as the solution or o n e of the s o lutions, than 1 ‘lave b een able to turn up. Théodore Dézamy­ wl1o, by the way, was read with great intel'cst by the young Marx when h e was just starting to study comn1Ullist 따erature--split with Cabct 011 political grou nds. In o n e of his pl'opaganda p성mphlets, Dézamy praised u nity, alld asked: But what is unity?

It is quoted as his uncertain. tmquistes Da εosta. ph rases which are easily traceable as . his. But this author gives 110 authorities for his q uotations, and 1 have 110t been able to tracc it in the illcomplete works of Blanqui which 1 have been able to sellrch. Neverthc­ less, there is n o reason to doubt Da εosta’s good faith, nor crtn the * For a notc on the nature of Dommanget’s tcndelltiousness, see Special Note D, Section 7‘ 2. 25 T h e original c1aim about “ the 1 860s" fades out almost as soon as stated.

42 It would be useful i1' we had similal' s urveys 01'‘ the scene by other participa nts. 2. SOcilllislIl and Dictatorship: The Begbmillg 43 But we must not give the impression that the word ‘dictatorship’ as such was linked only to Socialisms from A bove. As before, the term was versatile. I f the o ne-ma n meallillg was uppel'most, t h e consequel1ce was o f course a n a pproach t o what sounds like the modern usage, though i t was not. ßut if the ll otioll of extralegal coerciofl-which we have already Cllcoulltcred-was UPPCI"­ most, then the word could tie u p with really populal' movemcnts.

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