Quote of the day: Hegel, pearls and the realities of the farm

One of the great consistent themes in Lenin’s works is agriculture, peasants, ‘down-to-earth’ parables and analogies … and farmyard shit:

Hegelian dialectics – that pearl which those farmyard cocks [insert names of philosophers here] could not pick out from the shit-heap of absolute idealism.

Lenin, Collected Works, vol 14, p. 243.


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