Cultural Conservatism–Eerily Apt from Lenin

· dKo journal, Edgewise, Paleoblogs

“In civilized Europe [i.e., the USA of his day], with its highly developed machine industry, its rich, multiform culture and its constitutions, a point of history has been reached when the commanding bourgeoisie, fearing the growth and increasing strength of the proletariat, comes out in support of everything backward, moribund, and medieval …”
(V. I. Lenin, “Backward Europe and Advanced Asia,” Collected Works, Vol. 19, pp 9pff. Quoted from Against Method, Paul Feyerabend, page 147)