The entire capitalist economy is based on the exploitation and oppression of the vast majority of the world’s people. How has it been able to continue? By what means has the power and wealth of the ruling class been preserved despite the fact that they are objectively murderers and parasites?
In short: the state.
In order to maintain their domination over the rest of society, ruling classes have always required special bodies of armed people to enforce their particular systems of exploitation and oppression. This has been true whether that ruling class is a parasitic minority or the working majority.
What is the nature of the state in contemporary capitalist society? What are its material and ideological elements? What will a worker’s state, one through which the masses enforce their leadership of society, look like? What is the relevance of any of this to revolutionaries in the here and now?
Join the RSM for a presentation and discussion of these pressing questions.
Communist School is a regular educational program of the Revolutionary Student Movement. We discuss topics that are relevant to revolutionary politics today. The aim is to propagate revolutionary thought, create space for critical learning and discussion, and support each others’ theoretical development that will inform correct revolutionary practice!
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