Quotes by C. L. R. James

C. L. R. James

C. L. R. James

Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist

Alive from: 1901-1989

Category: History and sociology | Media

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    After World War I the resentment of the working class against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan, Wall Street and private capital than the government.
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    As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S. Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study.
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    Capitalism has socialized production. It has brought thousands of people together in the factory and involved them in new social relationships.
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    Cricket is first and foremost a dramatic spectacle. It belongs with theatre, ballet, opera and the dance.
    Source: Beyond a Boundary
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    Du Bois marked a great stage in the history of Negro struggles when he said that Negroes could no longer accept the subordination which Booker T. Washington had preached.
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    First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle.
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    In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism.
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    In World War II the hostility and the exasperation resulting from the statification of the economy and the strain of the war have been directed as much against the government as against private capital.
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    It is in revolutionary periods that the culmination of previous trends and the beginning of new ones appear.
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    It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war, Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany was defeated.
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    It is over one hundred years since the abolition of slavery. The Negro people in the United States have taken plenty and they have reached a stage where they have decided that they are not going to take any more.
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    One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.
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    The antagonisms between men and women express themselves in the most delicate phase of their life together - in their sexual relationship.
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    The country has undergone a profound social upheaval, the greatest the proletariat has ever known.
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    The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation.
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