They Showed the Way to Labor Emancipation
On Karl Marx and the 75th Anniversary of the Paris Commune

James, C.L.R.
http://www.connexions.org/CxArchive/MIA/james-clr/works/1946/03/paris-commune.htm
http://www.marxists.org/archive/james-clr/works/1946/03/paris-commune.htm

Publisher:  Labor Action
Year Published:  1946  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX8024

Marx drew a great theoretical conclusions from the experience of the Commune. He showed that the capitalist army, the capitalist state, the capitalist bureaucracy, cannot be seized by the revolutionary proletariat and used for its own purposes. It had to be smashed completely and a new state organized, based upon the organization of the working class.


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