“By educating the workers’ party, Marxism educates the vanguard of the proletariat, capable of assuming power and ‘leading the whole people’ to socialism, of directing and organizing the new system, of being the teacher, the guide, the leader of all the working and exploited people in organizing their social life without the bourgeoisie and against the bourgeoisie. (….) The essence of Marx’s theory of the state as been mastered only by those who realize that the dictatorship of a ‘single’ class in necessary not only for every class society in general, not only for the ‘proletariat’ which has overthrown the bourgeoisie, but also for the entire ‘historical period’ which separates capitalism from “classless society”, from communism (…)”. [Lenin, The State and Revolution][in Jeffrey Brooks Georgiy Chernyavskiy, Lenin and the Making of the Soviet State. A Brief History with Documents, 2007]

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