Lenin on the duty of the vanguard

Louis Proyect lnp3 at SPAMpanix.com
Fri Dec 15 08:44:51 MST 2000


It intervenes in every sphere and in every question of social and political
life; in the matter of Wilhelm's refusal to endorse a bourgeois progressist
as city mayor (our Economists have not yet managed to educate the Germans
to the understanding that such an act is, in fact, a compromise with
liberalism!); in the matter of the law against "obscene" publications and
pictures; in the matter of governmental influence on the election of
professors, etc., etc. Everywhere the Social-Democrats are found in the
forefront, rousing political discontent among all classes, rousing the
sluggards, stimulating the laggards, and providing a wealth of material for
the development of the political consciousness and the political activity
of the proletariat.

(What is to be Done)

Louis Proyect
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