Left Nationalism and Working Class Communism
A Review of the Iranian Experience

Hekmat, Mansour
Year Published:  1987
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX10671

No amount of theoretical and political radicalisation can in itself change the social character of present-day communism and bridge the gulf that separates it from the working class. What is needed, if the proletarian communism of the Communist Manifesto is to become a reality, is a real social shift. Communism must be taken back from all those who employed it throughout the twentieth century to reform capitalism, and returned to the working class to be used against capital, for real human emancipation. A worker-communist movement must be shaped; one in which communism is once again an expression of class protest and class activity.

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