By George Thomson
George Thomson, Professor of Greek on the college of Birmingham, prints this booklet from the China coverage research team. this can be a Marxist research of the Russian Revolution of
1917 and the chinese language Revolution of 1949, designed to illustrate their solidarity and continuity as successive levels in a continual method.
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Naturally, the same applies to the new literature and art which are part of the new culture. We should take over the rich in literature and art that have been handed down from past ages in China and foreign countries, but the aim must still be to serve trhe masses of the people. Nor do we refuse to utilise the literary and artistic forms of the past, but in our hands tihese old forms, remoulded and infused with new content, also become something revolutionary in the service of the people. ) The proletarian culture of the future will be international in content, national in form.
The effect of imperialism in these countries was to mitigate the internal contradictions and so to shift the ba,lance of class forces in favour of the bourgeoisie. That this was Lenin's opinion is clear from many passages in his writings : Only the proletarian class, which maintains the of society, can bring about the social revolution. Ilowever, as a result of the colonial policy, the European proletarian finds himself partly in a position in which it is not his own labour, but the labour of the practically enslaved natives in the colonies, that maintains the whole of society..
Third type: the semi-colonies and colonies, where it is largely a thing of. rnational unity of capital, of economic life in general, of politics, science, etc. Both tendencies are a universal law of capitalism. Tire former predominates in the beginning of its development, the latter characterises a mature capitalism moving towards its transformation into socialist society. ) z. ,lational Self -determination The attitude of the proletariat to the national question follows from its attitude to the bourgeois revolution.