Quote of the day: Lenin on tactless revolutionaries and indecisive governments

Some things never seem to change:

We are past masters of the art of lamentation: we lament the tactlessness and self-assurance of revolutionaries in harrassing the government; we lament the government’s indecisiveness when, finding that it is not confronted by a real force, it makes pseudo-concessions and takes back with one hand what it has given with the other; we lament ‘the age without ideas and ideals’, when the government, having settled scores with revolutionaries whom the people failed to support, hastens to make up for lost time and fortifies itself for a fresh onslaught. Lenin, Collected Works, vol. 5, p. 55, in 1901.

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