Words matter. These are the best C. L. R. James Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
All peoples are entangled in the net of the world market.
It is in revolutionary periods that the culmination of previous trends and the beginning of new ones appear.
In World War II the hostility and the exasperation resulting from the statification of the economy and the strain of the war have been directed as much against the government as against private capital.
The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation.
First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle.
The late development of mass industrial organization in the United States has both stimulated and retarded the political development of the American working class.
After World War I the resentment of the working class against all that it had to suffer was directed more against Morgan, Wall Street and private capital than the government.
The most striking development of the great depression of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary society among large sections of the American people.
One of the surest signs of the estimated changes in the consciousness of the American proletariat is to be found in the character of the demands now being put forward by the leadership.
I had formed a black movement, so I would speak for the Trotskyist movement and then walk about a hundred yards to where the black movement was speaking.
Capitalism has socialized production. It has brought thousands of people together in the factory and involved them in new social relationships.
I was a Labour Party man but I found myself to the left of the Labour party in Nelson, militant as that was. I came to London and in a few months I was a Trotskyist.
The country has undergone a profound social upheaval, the greatest the proletariat has ever known.
I may as well say it, I have been married three times.
It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war, Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany was defeated.
All the world has been converted and Washington is the modem Mecca.
Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change.
The international proletariat first appeared on the scene in the early Thirties of the nineteenth century, and its first great action was the French Revolution of 1848.
The antagonisms between men and women express themselves in the most delicate phase of their life together – in their sexual relationship.
I had a national and international reputation. I had written the history and articles. So I brought to the Trotskyist movement some international reputation.