Ten Years of a Communist State

November 1927
New Republic;11/2/27, Vol. 52 Issue 674, p274
Discusses the emergence and growth of the Communist state and institution in the Soviet Union. Assumption of experts that the emergence of the Communist state in Russia was not considered due to factors such as the ignorance of the masses on Marxian doctrine and the proletariat form only a small minority of the whole population; Assertion of the author that the abolition of private property was the most daring, hazardous, and complete annihilation of the existing legal, social, and psychological order which was accomplished by state fiat; Rampant corruption in the Tsarist bureaucracy enabled Communist to overthrow the government; Reason and motivations of the Russian people to embraced and obliged to put up with Communism as the only way to rescue their domestic life; Survival of Communism was due to the dispositions and characters of the Russian people; Assertion of Horace Kallen that the vitality of Communism in Russia is the vitality not of an economic and political institution but of a religious faith; Doctrines emphasized to the Russian youth; Denouncement of religion in the Communist state.


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