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Getting Over the Two Great Humps: Further Thoughts on Conquering the World


Excerpts from this Talk were published at different times, as follows:

On Proletarian Democracy and Proletarian Dictatorship—A Radically Different View of Leading Society
(published 2003-04)

  1. The Dictatorship of the Proletariat: What Is It Good For?, October 5, 2003
  2. Proletarian Dictatorship, Bourgeois Dictatorship—What Is Similar...And What Is Profoundly Different, October 12, 2003
  3. The Bourgeois View of Freedom and the Individual, October 19, 2003
  4. Overcoming the Contradiction Between the Leadership and the Led, October 19, 2003
  5. The Other Side of the “Democracy...” Question, November 2, 2003
  6. “The Withering Away of Democracy”, November 16, 2003
  7. Class Rule, Individual Rights, and the Abolition of Classes, November 23, 2003
  8. Proletarian Dictatorship, the “Rule of Law,” and “Civil Society”, November 30, 2003
  9. Individual Leaders and the Larger Interests of Society and the People, December 14, 2003
  10. Revolutionary Upheavals and the Law: A Contradiction Even in Socialist Society, December 21, 2003
  11. Life and Death Situations...The Exercise of Power and the Rights of the People, December 28, 2003
  12. Holding on to Power — and Continuing the Revolution — Philosophical and Political Principles, January 18, 2004
  13. The Correct Approach to Intellectuals...Engels Got Upset When Duhring Was Removed From His University Post, January 25 ,2004


Getting Over the Hump
(published 1997-98)

On the so-called “demise of communism” and the advance to communism worldwide—the struggle of the proletarian revolution in particular countries and on a world scale to “get over the hump” and defeat the imperialist system.

  1. Ruling the Court Is Not A Straight Line Thing, October 2, 1997
  2. What Will It Take to Get Rid of This Obsolete System?, November 2, 1997
  3. The Problem of Lowered Sights, November 16, 1997
  4. The Problems of Uneven Development and “Leftovers”, December 14, 1997
  5. Breaking Down the Division Between Mental and Manual: Stalin and Mao, December 21, 1997
  6. A Radical Revolution, A Radical Rupture, December 28, 1997
  7. Strategic Double-C, January 11, 1998
  8. Two Humps in the World Revolution: Putting the Enemy on the Run, January 18, 1998


Materialism and Romanticism: Can We Do Without Myth?
(published 2003)

The Importance of Poetry and a Poetic Spirit
The "Spiritual" in a Cold and Heartless World
Religion As A Narcotic—An "Opiate of the People"
A Back-Handed Tribute to Communism
Awe and Wonder...The Need To Be Amazed


Rereading George Jackson
August 9, 1998)

To the Slave Revolution Is an Imperative
The Road to Revolution