Revolutionary tactics answer

 
BY:Scott Hiley| June 6, 2017

The correct answer is (d).  Engels wrote these lines in his 1895 introduction to an edition of Marx’s The Class Struggles in France, 1848-1850.  In Engels’ view, the growing disparity of armed strength between the revolutionary proletariat and the bourgeois state meant that future revolutions would involve more than simply arming workers and calling them to the barricades.  In fact, he very presciently pointed out that the bourgeoisie will make every attempt to lure revolutionaries into armed confrontations where the odds are against them.. Engels’ focus in this essay is tactical rather than programmatic or moralistic.  He maintains that “revolution is the only true historical right,” and attempts to identify the forms of revolutionary activity best suited to the conditions of his time.

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    Scott Hiley has taught French, literature, history, and philosophy at the high school, college, and post-graduate levels.  A member of CPUSA since 2010, he is active in struggles against austerity and for education justice and labor rights. His articles have appeared in the People's World (US), the Morning Star (UK), and l'Humanité (France). He lives in a rural town in upstate NY.

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Observer Jules | July 20, 2017 at 11:39 PM

Revolution is a continuum…never resting upon previous laurels.

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