Democracy Road to Socialism

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…I would like to be clearly understood…we, the Soviet people, are for socialism…. We want more socialism and, therefore, more democracy.”
Mikhail Gorbachev Perestroika – New Thinking for Our Country and the World 1988

“The Western democracy of today is the forerunner of Marxism which without it would not be thinkable.” – Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler

“So the fight for workers’ democracy is inseparable from the fight for socialism, and is the condition for its victory. Workers’ democracy is the only road to socialism, here in the Untied States and everywhere else….” – James P. Cannon,  a founder of both the U.S. Communist Party and U.S. Trotskyism, Fighting for Socialism in the ‘American Century’ pg 134

“In a word, democracy is indispensable not because it renders superfluous the conquest of political power by the proletariat but because it renders this conquest of power both necessary and possible.”- Rosa Luxemburg, German Communist, “Problems of Socialism” page 62 (note of this often misquoted from Vladimir Lenin)

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