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  dictatorship of the proletariat : QuicklyFind Info
The dictatorship of the proletariat is defined by Marxist theory as the forceful use of state power by the working class against its enemies during the passage from capitalism to communism, entailing control of the state apparatus and the means of production.
This doctrine was used in Communist countries, which claimed to implement a dictatorship of the proletariat, to justify the state exercise of its power, ostensibly on behalf of the workers, to suppress all opposition (see totalitarianism).
Thus Marx called capitalism the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, which he believed would be superseded by socialism (the dictatorship of the proletariat), which in turn would be superseded by a classless and stateless society known as communism.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Dictatorship of the proletariat
The proletariat will gain from its political domination by gradually tearing away from the bourgeoisie all capital, by centralizing all means of production in the hands of the State, that is to say in the hands of the proletariat itself organized as the ruling class.
Lenin: The revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat is rule won and maintained by the use of violence by the proletariat against the bourgeoisie, rule that is unrestricted by any laws.
"The ‘Dictatorship of the Proletariat’ in Marx and Engels" by Hal Draper
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 Charles Bonnier on
One of the better-known statements at the end of the nineteenth century, purporting to explain the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ to French socialists, came from Charles Bonnier.
Bonnier’s second installment started with emphasis on the of "the triumph of the proletariat: the more or less violent death of society based on the capitalist system." It was in the third installment published on January 10, 1897, that he undertook to exp1ain ‘dictatorship of the proletariat.’ The following excerpts constitute most of this installment.
Dictatorship means government, more or less prolonged, by one part of society, by a class, over the other classes, at the precise time when ordinary laws are no longer in force.
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 Dictatorship of the Proletariat
The profoundness of the teachings of the dictatorship of the proletariat is the inevitability of a complete victory of the socialist revolution and the construction of a classless society with political superiority of the working class.
this dictatorship itself structures are transition to a destruction of classes and to the establishment of a classless society.
In this regard we must have a singular comprehension of the political structure of society in the transitional period, the nucleus of which is the dictatorship of the proletariat.
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 STALIN. Dictatorship of Proletariat
Therefore, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the transition from capitalism to communism, must not be regarded as a fleeting period of "super-revolution ary" acts and decrees, but as an entire historical era, replete with civil wars and external conflicts, with persistent organizational work and economic construction, with advances and retreats, victories and defeats.
The dictatorship of the proletariat is not a change of government, but a new state, with new organs of power, both central and local; it is the state of the proletariat, which has arisen on the ruins of the old state, the state of the bourgeoisie.
The victory of the dictatorship of the proletariat signifies the suppression of the bourgeoisie, the smashing of the bourgeois state machine, and the substitution of proletarian democracy for bourgeois democracy.
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 Definition of "dictatorship of the proletariat"
The proletariat is the group of people who are propertyless and thus have "nothing to lose but their chains." The proletariat is the least conservative element of society.
Dictatorship of the proletariat is the government of socialism.
The whole dictatorship of the proletariat idea or its current form required as JDPON is a strategy for advance from capitalism toward communism, in which dictatorship is only a stage existing until certain tasks eliminating classes are done.
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 Proletarian Dictatorship & Proletarian Democracy The Party of Proletarian Dictatorship. Stachkom
Thus the dictatorship of the proletariat must not, even to the slightest extent, be taken as a political system which provides authentic democracy to any class or layer except the proletariat itself.
It must help the proletariat to utilize the opportunities for cultural development which are available to it for real cultural development; that is for association, for decisive influence in the shaping, by humanity, of the general system for understanding the world and for the mastery of the enormous possibilities of human society.
For this the proletariat must not only limit the self-directed organization of other classes, but, and this is most important, their utilization (with the aim of organizing) of the economic resources inaccessible to the proletariat.
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To escape this situation, it was necessary that the proletariat should overthrow its ruling class, and owing to the backwardness of the country concessions would require to be granted to the peasants inside and the capitalists outside; through the medium of proletarian dictatorship.
The defeat of the proletariat in Germany in 1919 and 1923 was instrumental in abandoning the idea of World Revolution, and the Russian Dictatorship of the proletariat was supplanted by the Dictatorship of the Communist Party Bureaucracy.
With the collapse of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, financial, commercial and military pacts with foreign powers, peace in order to perfect its military machine, State exploitation of the workers, the execution of the old Bolsheviks, have all been done in the name of the "Socialist Fatherland".
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 The 'Dictatorship of the Proletariat' in Marx and Engels by Hal Draper 1987
The 'Dictatorship of the Proletariat' in Marx and Engels by Hal Draper 1987
The ‘dictatorship’ term occurs in the course of this fictitious speech; for the speaker is shown attacking the idea of the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ in the same way as he attacks any idea of political action or political power.
The occurrence of ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ in Marx’s Herr Vogt is discussed in 380-84.
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 Reason Magazine - Hit & Run > The Dictatorship of the Proletariat Ain't What It Used to Be
The Dictatorship of the Proletariat Ain't What It Used to Be Julian Sanchez
Comments to "The Dictatorship of the Proletariat Ain't What It Used to Be":
I took econ at the U of Minn. Apparently my comment that the instructor's roommate was a "neo-Keynesian douchebag" had global repercussions.
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 Marxilais-leniniläinen yhteiskuntatieteen seura - MLYS - Marxist-Leninist Association of Social-Science
Proletariat, that is the working class of the capitalist society is the social stratum which leads the socialist revolution.
Dictatorship of the proletariat is not being realised in China, but the power has been hijacked by a revisionist stratum serving the bourgeoisie.
Capitalism is dictatorship of the bourgeoisie and socialism is dictatorship of the proletariat.
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 sociology - Dictatorship
A dictatorship is often seen as equivalent to a police state, but the term dictatorship refers to the way the leaders gain and hold power, not the watch kept on the citizens.
In the 20th century, the term dictatorship has come to mean a form of government in which absolute power is concentrated in the hands of a dictator and sometimes his supporters; it can also refer to the consolidation of power by a single-party, military, head of state, or head of government.
The dictatorship of the proletariat is defined by Marxist theory as the use of state power by the working class against its enemies during the passage from capitalism to communism, entailing control of the state apparatus and the means of production.
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 What Is the Permanent Revolution
This in turn means that the victory of the democratic revolution is conceivable only through the dictatorship of the proletariat which bases itself upon the alliance with the peasantry and solves first of all the tasks of the democratic revolution.
Insofar as this slogan is counterposed to the slogan of the dictatorship of the proletariat, it contributes politically to the dissolution of the proletariat in the petty-bourgeois masses and thus creates the most favourable conditions for the hegemony of the national bourgeoisie and consequently for the collapse of the democratic revolution.
Contrariwise, in a country where the proletariat has power in its hands as the result of the democratic revolution, the subsequent fate of the dictatorship and socialism depends in the last analysis not only and not so much upon the national productive forces as upon the development of the international socialist revolution.
www.bolshevik.org /Pamphlets/PRG/PRYT04.html   (1998 words)

 Chapter Two The Dictatorship Of The Proletariat.(82)
In Cuba, for example, the dictatorship of the proletariat was established by members of the upper middle class, by the sons of rich families who had been sent to European capitals for their studies, a great luxury in such poor societies.
In conclusion, the proletariat which toiled under such unspeakable conditions in the last century is a class that does not exist in the industrialized capitalist countries of our age, where technological advances are ushering in an age of industry without workers, where mental work will replace the manual work performed by Marx's proletariat.
Fourth, the disintegration of the idea of dictatorship of the proletariat is also due to an important economic fact, namely, that the economic hopes pinned by the early marxist theoreticians on the stages during which the proletariat would be in control have failed to materialize.
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 The LCR repudiates the dictatorship of the proletariat
Current society is the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, even under "democratic" forms, since the bourgeoisie -- through its armed institutions, the courts, the civil bureaucracy, that is, the apparatus of the State -- keeps a monopoly of force, of organized violence to protect the private property of the means of production.
The dictatorship of the proletariat is the instrument of the workers to break the resistance of the exploiters.
The "unprecedented democracy" with which the LCR replaces the dictatorship of the proletariat as its strategic objective is no more than an idealization of bourgeois democracy, that is, of the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie.
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The proletarian dictatorship is not a party programme, it is an organic consequence of the advancement of the communist tendency.
The dictatorship of the proletariat represents the autonomous progression of a revolution to the point where it has done away with all aspects of the old regime, and is able to successfully maintain itself.
The "proletariat" as referred to by Marx is a class of people defined by one of the most fundamental operations of capitalism, the exploitation of labor (this includes the unemployed, whose existence is a consequence of that system).
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 The Dictatorship of the proletariat and socialist democracy
The concept of the dictatorship of the proletariat, which summarises all these points, is a basic part of the Marxist theory of the state, of the proletarian revolution, and of the process toward building a classless society.
The withering away of the state, to be initiated from the inception of the dictatorship of the proletariat, expresses itself through a process of gradual devolution of the right of administration in broad sectors of social activity (health system, educational system, postal-railway-telecommunications systems, etc.) internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally (communes) to organs of self-management.
Any identification of the "dictatorship of the proletariat" with nationalised property only, irrespective of concrete conditions of exercise of power by the working class in the state and the economy, becomes in all these countries a formidable obstacle on the road toward a victorious socialist revolution and the realisation of the dictatorship of the proletariat.
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 15. THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT | International Communist Current
The seizure of political power by the proletariat on a world scale, the precondition for and the first stage in the revolutionary transformation of capitalist society, means in the first place the total destruction of the apparatus of the bourgeois state.
The historically discovered form of the dictatorship of the proletariat is that of the workers’ councils – unitary, centralised and class-wide assemblies based on elected and revocable delegates which enable the whole class to exercise power in a truly collective manner.
The dictatorship of the proletariat implies the absolute rejection of the notion that the working class should subordinate itself to any external force and also the rejection of any relations of violence within the class.
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 On Exercising All-Round Dictatorship Over the Bourgeoisie
For all these reasons the dictatorship of the proletariat is essential." Lenin pointed out that the dictatorship of the proletariat is a persistent struggle--bloody and bloodless, violent and peaceful, military and economic, educational and administrative --against the forces and traditions of the old society, that it is an all-round dictatorship over the bourgeoisie.
They do approve of the dictatorship of the proletariat at certain stages and in certain spheres and are pleased with certain victories of the proletariat, because these will bring them some gains; once they have secured their gains, they feel it's time to settle down and feather their cosy nests.
The dictatorship of the proletariat is a dictatorship by the masses.
www.wellesley.edu /Polisci/wj/308S/Readings/allrounddictprol.htm   (3652 words)

 Historical Experience ... Dictatorship of the Proletariat
It is a dictatorship of the exploited classes, a dictatorship of the majority over the minority, a dictatorship for the purpose of creating a socialist society in which there is no exploitation and poverty, and it is the most progressive and the last dictatorship in the history of mankind.
The fact that, under the dictatorship of the proletariat, it is possible to bring into play without limit the initiative and the positive role of the masses also makes it possible to correct any mistakes committed during the dictatorship of the proletariat.
After the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat, even when the exploiting classes are eliminated, when small-producer economy has been replaced by a collective economy and a socialist society has been founded, certain rotten, poisonous ideological survivals of the old society may still remain in people's minds for a very long time.
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 The Dictatorship Of The Proletariat
The chief reason why the “socialists”; do not understand the dictatorship of the proletariat is that they do not carry the idea of the class struggle to its logical conclusion (C f.
The dictatorship of the proletariat is the continuation of the class struggle of the proletariat in new forms.
Dictatorship and democracy as “general” (“pure”, according to Karl Kautsky) concepts.
www.marxists.org /archive/lenin/works/1919/sep/x02.htm   (1092 words)

 Program of the Party of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat Stachkom
The dictatorship of the proletariat is such a system of social relations, such a state, such legal, legislative, spiritual and other foundations of society through which the will of the proletariat (as a class) is strictly fulfilled.
To help the proletariat become conscious of its own aims, to light with the torch of theory the proletariat's path forward in order that it will not be mistaken in its choice of the proletarian path, these are the tasks they set themselves.
The proletariat must not trust even the party it gave birth to when it holds power; power is such a privilege that only the proletariat itself will not be corrupted and bourgeoisified by it.
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