Political science: Communism, ground 0: Lenin vs Marx

Self-tutoring about political science: the tutor begins about a topic relevant to every worker.

My degree is in math, not political science. Therefore, I’m really roughing out the ideas I’m presenting – a political scientist might object to the simplicity of the explanation.

Marx and Lenin both believed that capitalism enriches the owning class at the expense of those who actually create the wealth – the workers. They both believed that capitalism’s logical successor would be communism or socialism, depending on the definition.

Marx thought that the destruction of capitalism is inevitable and will happen by a spontaneous revolution of the workers. Lenin, however, didn’t believe the revolution would be successful unless planned and led by an organized, sophisticated revolutionary movement.

Not surprisingly, the idea of central planning defined Russia’s expression of Communism.



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