By George Novack
Marxism is dialectical, Novack explains. It considers all phenomena of their improvement, of their transition from one country to a different. And it's materialist, explaining the realm as subject in movement that exists sooner than and independently of human cognizance.
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155 Strikes were (and still are) punished with the most extreme retribution, for in the organic labour state the greatest threat must always be the organised withdrawal of labour. ) It was under Stalin during the period of the first two five-year plans that Soviet workers were reduced to an atomised mass and their trade unions became agencies 42 The State in Socialist Society of the state. The results were predictable enough. The decade from 1929 to 1939 saw a reduction in the real wages of all groups of workers (apart from the tiny numbers of Stakhanovites) by approximately 50 per cent.
Sharply defined gradations were established within the working class and between it and the managerial and technical 40 The State in Socialist Society elite. Within the state administration and the army, pay differentials, perks and the insignia of office now became more exaggerated than they had been even under the tsar. The egalitarian inspiration of the Revolution, which resented and challenged the legitimacy of these divisive policies, had now to be confronted and denigrated. '147 The watchword of 'equality' was dispensed with and in its place 'socialist emulation' or 'socialist competition' tied reward firmly to the skill, intensity and duration of labour.
138 Once again the guarantee of socialism was to consist solely in party 36 The State in Socialist Society control over the state. All in authority were to be appointed by, and answerable solely to, the state. The responsibility of managers and officials to local, plant, regional or industrial constituencies was expressly disavowed. The nomenklatura system practised in all Soviettype regimes, in which all important managers and officials are appointed by and answerable to the central state, is and must be intrinsic to the planned economy and the organic labour state.