Unspoken Assumption

For Lenin, “an underlying, always unspoken assumption that the new is going to be what he wants it to be, that the real is in harmony with the human ideal, provided it is our ideal, is just as essential to his philosophy as it was to Hegel’s. As a philosopher he is using his mind not merely in order to promote the success of his action, but in order to assure himself that his action will succeed.”

~Max Eastman

Marxism, Is it Science? Part 3, The Religious Heritage, What Dialectic Meant to Marx and Lenin

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Unspoken Assumption