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The present author has no use for communism. To the contrary, he grew up in South Africa, a resident of Natal, a proponent of free enterprise, and an ardent Calvinist.
Why then, it may be enquired, should he even be interested in the theories of communism? Of what existential significance can the writings of Marx and Engels and Lenin possibly be to one with the author’s background?
Perhaps it is not sufficiently realized that the influence of the writings of Marx and Engels and Lenin not only affects the life of everyone currently alive on this planet (inasmuch as even Lenin’s 1913 The Three Sources and Three Component Paris of Marxism [p. 3-8] triumphantly claimed that Communist Parties or “independent organizations of the proletariat are multiplying all over the world, from America to Japan and from Sweden to South Africa”), but that their writings themselves actually refer not only to free enterprise but also to South Africa, Natal, and Calvinism by name.