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The proletarian is without property; his relation to his wife and children has no longer anything in common with the bourgeois family-relations; modern industrial labour, modern subjection to capital, the same in England as in France, in America as in Germany, has stripped him of every trace of national character.
The proletarian movement is the self-conscious, independent movement of the immense majority, in the interests of the immense majority.
Professor Kolozova warns that the Europe Day must reminds us all that the fascism is not an answer to problems and that minorities, immigrants, proletarians are not guilty for these problems.
Another case of one thing for us proletarians, and another for our ruling elite.
Where is the evidence that the work of the proletarians 'has lost all individual character and all charm for the workman'?
That reference is part of a larger discussion where Martinot makes sweeping judgements of "Marxism" as if that were one monolithic analysis, ignoring not only its voluminous versions and revisions but also Marx's arguments that the slaveholders were capitalists, enslaved Africans in America were proletarians, and white workers were the primary obstacle to working-class unity.
He won't listed to my table-thumping thesis about how running-dog industrialist exploit noble proletarians like himself.
Merrifield calls this situation (racist and nationalistic proletarians fighting the forces of capital) a "political dilemma" for the left, for it complicates some representations which see working-class community activists who challenge the power of capital as flawless heroic figures--though ultimately the dilemma may stem more from the left's idealized notion of how proletarians should act and its failure to understand the power of patriotism for many working-class people than from the actual practices of community activists and workers themselves.
She contends that, although the party did offer directives, and though prominent members such as Mike Gold argued long and loud for the inherent decadence of modernism, the notion that American literary proletarians "repudiated literary innovations simply does not stand up under the evidence" (57).
Any revolution to fit within these narrative bounds will necessarily differ from one in which, say, landless peasants and penniless proletarians unite and topple the fat and pampered bourgeoisie.
The character sketches of Quota differ in temperament and substance from the grim proletarians of Rink.
Independent curators cannot become the glamorous proletarians of museums and politicians.