Daily Archives: December 30, 2010



Lenin’s declaration of the Soviet Union

On this date in 1922 the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was formed.

Here’s Frye in “On the Nineteenth Century”:

Marx thought of Communism as a natural evolution out of capitalism: when capitalism had reached a certain stage of deadlock through its inherent contradictions, a guided revolutionary movement would shift control of production from a few exploiters to the workers.  This evolutionary development did not occur: Communism was established in an essentially pre-industrial country, and became simply the adversary of capitalism, not its successor.  (CW 17, 318)