Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Trotsky, Lenin and Coco Chanel's lessons for Tunisia

'With regard to countries with a belated bourgeois development, especially the colonial and semi-colonial countries, the theory of the permanent revolution signifies that the complete and genuine solution of their tasks of achieving democracy and national emancipation is conceivable only through the dictatorship of the proletariat as the leader of the subjugated nation'  Leon Trotsky, Results and Prospects
'No support for the Provisional Government; the utter falsity of all its promises should be made clear' V.I. Lenin, The April Theses

        'The Revolution, having begun as a bourgeois revolution as regards its first tasks, will soon call forth powerful class conflicts and will gain final victory only by transferring power to the only class capable of standing at the head of the oppressed masses, namely, to the proletariat. Once in power, the proletariat will not only not want, but will not be able to limit itself to a bourgeois democratic programme.'
Leon Trotsky, Results and Prospects
 'The completion of the socialist revolution within national limits is unthinkable...The socialist revolution begins on the national arena, it unfolds on the international arena and is completed on the world arena.'
        Leon Trotsky, The Permanent Revolution

'Fashion fades, only style remains the same.Coco Chanel

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