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A Scientific System of Sweating

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1919

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political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Summary of the Book 'A Scientific System of Sweating':

The one factor that was missing in all these revolutions but which was present in October 1917 was the subjective factor a workers leadership capable of preparing in good season the working class for the socialist transformation of society. It was the policy and the tactics of the Bolshevik Party under the leadership of Lenin and Trotsky which led the Russian workers to victory. Lenin prepared for the Russian revolution by a study of the lessons of the Paris Commune of 1971 and the first Russian revolution of 1905. In the same way the advanced workers today can prepare for their struggles which will be on a higher plane even than 1917 by examining the process of the Russian revolution. Events will not develop in exactly the same fashion as nor with the speed of the Russian Revolution. Nevertheless the struggles of the working class are similar in all capitalist countries. The laws of revolution and of counter-revolution which Trotsky brilliantly analyzed in his masterly History of the Russian Revolution apply in all countries. The first condition of revolution is the split in the ruling class. Revolution starts from the top said Marx. Feeling the subterranean revolt of the masses the summits of society split into different groupings. One section seeks a solution in the suppression of the mass movement. Another sees the need for reforms from the top in order to prevent revolution from below. Although only in outline at this stage we see a similar process developing in the Tory party in Britain in the split between the dries and wets. Miliukov the leader of the capitalist Kadet Party in urging concessions from the Tsar in 1915 declared: We are treading a volcano... tension has reached its extreme limit... a carelessly dropped match will be enough to start a terrible conflagration. Albeit in more diplomatic language this is the warning Tory wets have given many times to Thatcher and her rightwing cabal in the Tory cabinet. The Chirac government in France did drop a match and was only saved temporarily from a conflagration a movement involving the majority of the French working class by hasty concessions to the students. In Spain this year the refusal of the Socialist government to retreat before the students and then the fact of its retreat before the students and then the fact of its retreat under pressure - ignited an explosion of the working class.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Scientific System of Sweating':


... A SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMOF SWEATING ? Pravda No. 60, March 13, 1913 Signed: W. Published according to the Pravda text? Translated ...
... by Clemens Dutt Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive (2000). You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work as well as make derivative ...
... credit Marxists Internet Archive as your source. Creative Commons License ? ? A SCIENTIFIC SYSTEM OF ...
... progress are facts which make old Europe emulate the Yankees. But it is not the democratic institutions that the European bourgeoisie is borrowing ...
... republican political system, but the latest methods of exploiting the workers. ? ? The most widely discussed topic today in Europe, and to some extent ...
... ago Mr. Semyonov read a paper on this system in the assembly hall of the Railway Engineering Institute in St. Petersburg. Taylor himself has described ...
... in Europe. ? ? What is this scientific system? Its purpose is to squeeze out of the worker three times more labour during a working day of ...
... - in seconds and fractions of a second - the amount of time spent on each operation and each motion the most economical and most efficient working ...
... etc. ? ? The result is that, within the same nine or ten working hours as before, they squeeze out of the worker three times more labour, mercilessly ...
... and are three times faster in sucking out every drop of the wage slave's nervous and physical energy. And if he dies young? Well, there are many ...
... of sweating. ? ? Here is an example from Taylor's book. ? ? Speaking of the operation of loading cast iron on to hand-carts for further processing, ...
... new, scientific, system: ? Old New system? Number of workers engaged in loading . ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. 500 ?140 Average number ...
... earnings of workers (rubles). ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ??2.30 ???3.75 Expenditure incurred by factory owner per ton of ??load (kopeks). ?. ?. ...
... ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?14.4 ???6.4 ? ? The capitalist cuts his expenditure by half or more. His profits grow. The bourgeoisie is ...
... hundreds of workers get the sack. Those who are left have to work four times more intensively, doing a back-breaking job. When he has been drained of ...
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