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PRINCIPLES OF MARXISM-LENINISM

A STUDY COURSE

By W.B. Bland.

"Systematic reiteration and patient explanation of the so-called 'generally-known' truths is one of the best methods of educating.... comrades in Marxism."
(Stalin, Economic Problems of Socialism in the USSR; Foreign Languages Press, Peking 1972; p.9)

INTRODUCTION

The aim of Communist Party Alliance is to build a political party in Britain which can lead the working class to establish its political power and a planned socialist society.

The party which can carry out this historic task can only be one based on the political principles discovered and developed above all by Kark Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin.

In recent years the socialist societies which had been constructed in a considerable part of the world have been replaced by capitalist societies. In consequence, one often reads the claim that 'socialism has failed' or that 'Marxism is dead'.

In fact, so strong and popular was the socialist society which had been established in the Soviet Union that it could be liquidated only from within, by revisionists who posed as 'modernisers' of Marxism-Leninism, but in reality proceeded to distort socialism in such a way that after many years an open counter-revolution could be carried out without major public opposition.

The lesson is clear: EVERY MEMBER OF THE MARXIST-LENINIST PARTY WHICH WE BUILD MUST BE SO THOROUGHLY GROUNDED IN THE PRINCIPLES OF MARXISM-LENINISM THAT ANY LEADING FIGURE WHO MIGHT IN THE FUTURE TRY TO DEVIATE FROM THESE PRINCIPLES WOULD INSTANTLY EXPOSE HIMSELF TO THESE MEMBERS AS A RENEGADE AND TRAITOR.

No doubt in the course of organising classes around this syllabus, experience will suggest improvements in its content and Communist Party Alliance would be pleased to receive suggestions for improving future editions of the course.

SYLLABUS

Class One:    The Development of Society.

Class Two:    How Capitalism Works: Part One.

Class Three:  How Capitalism Works: Part Two.

Class Four:   The State and the Road to Socialism.

Class Five:    The Party of the Working Class.

Class Six:     The National Question.

Class Seven:  War.

Class Eight:   How Socialism Works.