Liberal democracy - as you know, in the old days, we were saying we want socialism with a human face. Today's left effectively offers global capitalism with a human face, more tolerance, more rights and so on. So the question is, is this enough or not? Here I remain a Marxist: I think not.
Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
I became a Communist because I fell in love with a man who was a Red and entered the Army to take care of the Fascists, and I knew it would please him if I became one.
It's much easier to wear a Chairman Mao button and shake your fists in the air and all that, then to actually read the Communist manifesto and things like that and actually become involved in politics.
Of course, Marxism is an example of what Carl Popper would have called a 'World Three' structure, in that it's got immense power as an idea, but you couldn't actually hold up anything in the world and say: 'this is Marxism'.
The Communist Party said that I must finish my studies because after the revolution in Germany people would be required with technical knowledge to take part in the building of the Communist Germany.
If the English want a king, it is their business. If the Russians want communism, it is their business. If the Americans want our form of government, it is our business.
I've always believed in that famous quote from Karl Marx, something like 'Men make history, but not under conditions of their own choosing.
A communist is like a crocodile when it opens its mouth you cannot tell whether it is trying to smile or preparing to eat you up.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
Communism is in conflict with human nature.
But let there be no misunderstanding. The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.
I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it.
That (separation of church and state) was never in the Constitution, however much the liberals laugh at me for saying it, they know good and well it was never in the Constitution Such language only appeared in the constitution of the communist Sovi
I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.
Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.
It's a great tragedy. This young man's mother gave her life in the effort to gain his freedom, and now the United States government is sending him back to a life under communism.
The chief fruit of the Second World War was our arrival at the next to the last step of the crisis with the rise of Communism as a world power.
Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for prizes for a Communist film which was rotten.
Communism is trying to take the world by force. But God will take the world by love.
They're not from a Communist country, and so folks tend to assume they're just economic refugees. They don't have the kind of political clout that a lot of other groups have. And frankly, I think the color of their skin has a lot to do with it.
I am not a doctrinaire of any kind. I'm still searching. Sometimes I call myself an anarchist, but I know that anarchism is not a final answer. Sometimes I lean toward Marx, but more often I lean toward Ghandi-Tolstoi-Thoreau.
Communism, my friend, is more than Marxism, just as Catholicism is more than the Roman Curia. There is a mystique as well as a politick. Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.
Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you --like music to the musician or Marxism to the Communist --or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.
The Cold War was over. The global standoff between superpowers was at an end. The world saw America and the West triumphant, freedom preserved, and the promises of Marx and Lenin and Stalin discredited.