Dictatorship is the negation of organic development, of material building from below upward; it is th…

Dictatorship is the negation of organic development, of material building from below upward; it is the proclamation of hardship over the toiling people, a generalship forced upon the masses by a tiny minority. Even if its supporters are animated by the very best intentions, the ironic logic of the facts will always drive them into the camp of extremist despotism…. Such a thing as the dictatorship of a class is utterly unthinkable, since it will always involve merely the dictatorship of a particular party which takes it upon itself to speak in the name of a class, just as the bourgeoisie justified any despotic proceeding in the name of the people.

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