Breaking Down National Barriers

Tyranny Unmasked, Vladimir Lenin

The development of capitalism, however, breaks down national barriers more and more, does away with national seclusion, and substitutes class antagonisms for national antagonism. It is, therefore, perfectly true of the developed capitalist countries that “the workingmen have no country” and that “united action” by the workers, of the civilized countries at least, “is one of the first conditions for the emancipation of the proletariat” (Italics added)

Source: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. “Karl Marx: A Brief Biographical Sketch With an Exposition of Marxism,” Chapter: Socialism.

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