C.L.R. James Quotes

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C.L.R. James Quotes

Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change.
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An army is a miniature of the society which produces it.

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The end toward which mankind is inexorably developing by the constant overcoming of internal antagonisms is not the enjoyment, ownership, or use of goods, but self-realization, creativity based upon the incorporation into the individual personality of the whole previous development of humanity. Freedom is creative universality, not utility.

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Cricket is an art. Like all arts it has a technical foundation. To enjoy it does not require technical knowledge, but analysis that is not technically based is mere impressionism.

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The country has undergone a profound social upheaval, the greatest the proletariat has ever known.

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The international proletariat first appeared on the scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century, and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848.

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One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.

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After World War I the resentment of the working class against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan, Wall Street and private capital than the government.

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I had a national and international reputation. I had written the history and articles. So I brought to the Trotskyist movement some international reputation.

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The late development of mass industrial organization in the United States has both stimulated and retarded the political development of the American working class.

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The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation.

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It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war, Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany was defeated.

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If you are not their slaves, you are rebels.

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