Communist Eschatology: A Christian Philosophical Analysis of the Post-Capitalistic Views of Marx, Engels and Lenin – Part 1

The most apparent proof of the utter authority of the writings of Marx and Engels and Lenin in communist circles even today, however, is the facility and authority with which they are quoted even against fellow communists regarded as deviating from the true road. For quite apart from recent disturbances within the Communist Parties of Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Roumania, it is now well known that even since 1960 there have been three main groups within international communism relatively hostile even to one another, viz., the right-wing communists (Yugoslavia and Communist Party of Italy), the leftist communists (China and Albania), and the Soviet-group communists (Russia and her satellites). These tensions have disturbed and split Communist Parties in the West too,68 but all these factions always quote Marx and Engels and Lenin as their authority, even in their internecine feuds.