"THE STATE OF THE WHOLE PEOPLE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIALISM IN THE 21st CENTURY A PERSPECTIVE OF THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIALISM ON AUSTRALIA"

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Abstract

"The 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was historically
significant for the fundamental revision of Lenin by the introduction of an idealist concept that
the proletariat could surrender state power to the whole people and that this voluntary liquidation
of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat could happen and still lead to communism. This, coupled
with the attack on the cult of the personality, was a cover for an attack on the fundamentals of
Leninism and Lenin’s view that the class rule represented by this dictatorship will exist right up
to communism. This article also shows how this revision influenced the decline in the communist
movement in Australia along with the changes caused by the scientific and technical revolution.
This led to the reestablishment of a bourgeois state at first without a bourgeoisie major but then
seized by the counter-revolutionaries under Yeltsin and Gorbachev."
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-711
Number of pages25
JournalWorld Review of Political Economy
Volume1
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Proletariat
Communism
Socialism
Dictatorship
21st Century
Attack
Fundamental
Revolution
State Power
Surrender
Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
Bourgeoisie
Communist Party
Cult
Lenin
Idealist

Keywords

  • proletariat
  • dictatorship
  • state
  • whole people
  • communism

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