Caleb Maupin: Social Democracy: What It Is and How Communists Relate To It

Marxist Art, Mexico City

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with Caleb Maupin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Caleb Maupin (website)
Caleb Maupin (Facebook Page)
April 17, 2020

“When Lenin came back from exile to Russia that was in its revolutionary crisis, he urged the Bolsheviks to stop calling themselves Socialists and Social Democrats because he didn’t want them to be confused with the sellout parties of the Second International. The parties that had supported World War I and sold out the revolution. So the Bolsheviks started calling themselves Communists to distinguish themselves from the parties of the Second International.” — Caleb Maupin

Caleb Maupin on Apr 16, 2020


Caleb Maupin is a radical journalist and political analyst who resides in New York City. Originally from Ohio, he studied political science at Baldwin-Wallace College. In addition to his journalism, analysis, and commentary, he has engaged in political activism. He was involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement from its planning stages in August of 2011. He has worked against police brutality, mass incarceration, and imperialist war. He works to promote revolutionary ideology, and to support all who fight against the global system of monopoly capitalist imperialism. He is an outspoken advocate of international friendship and cooperation, as well 21st Century Socialism. Find all of Caleb’s books on his website.

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Will Griffin: The Mass Line: A Communist Method of Organizing + What is the Mass Line?

Chris Hedges: The Collapse of Democracy in Germany’s Weimar Republic and its Descent into Fascism

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Steering America’s Angry Masses Towards Proletarian Revolution by Rainer Shea

Caleb Maupin: The Actual Nature of Revolution

The Difference Between Socialism, Communism, and Marxism Explained by a Marxist

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

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