13 PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
15 THE MARXIST-LENINIST WORLD OUTLOOKIntroductory Remarks
  PART ONE
  THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE MARXIST-LENINIST WORLD OUTLOOK
  Chapter 1PHILOSOPHICAL MATERIALISM
21 [introduction.]
21 1. The Development of Progressive Materialist Science in Struggle Against Reaction and Ignorance
23 2. Materialism and Idealism
29 3. The Philosophical Concept of Matter
31 4. Universal Forms of the Existence of the Material World
36 5. Consciousness—a Property of Matter Organised in a Special Way
40 6. Opponents of Philosophical Materialism
46 7. Contemporary Bourgeois Philosophy
56 8. Towards a Scientific World Outlook
  CHAPTER 2 • MATERIALIST DIALECTICS
59 [introduction.]
62 1. The Universal Connection of Phenomena
70 2. Quantitative and Qualitative Change in Nature and Society
76 3. Division into Opposites Is the Chief Source of Development
83 4. Dialectical Development from the Lower to the Higher
87 5. Dialectics as a Method of Cognition and Transformation of the World
  CHAPTER 3 • THE THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE
91 [introduction.]
91 1. Practice Is the Basis and Purpose of Cognition
95 2. Knowledge Is the Reflection of the Objective World
98 3. The Theory of Truth
109 4. Practice Is the Criterion of Truth
114 5. Necessity and Human Freedom
  PART TWO
  THE MATERIALIST CONCEPTION OF HISTORY
  CHAPTER 4THE ESSENCE OF HISTORICAL MATERIALISM
116 1. A Revolutionary Upheaval in Man’s View of Society
118 2. The Mode of Production as the Material Basis of the Life of Society
123 3. Basis and Superstructure
125 4. History as the Development and Change of Socio-Economic Formations
134 5. Laws of History and Man’s Conscious Activity
141 6. Bankruptcy of Bourgeois Sociology
145 7. The Significance of the Materialist Conception of History for Other Social Sciences and for Social Practice
  CHAPTER 5CLASSES, CLASS STRUGGLE AND THE STATE
149 [introduction.]
149 1. The Essence of Class Distinctions and of the Relations Between Classes
156 2. The State as an Instrument of Class Domination
160 3. The Class Struggle as the Driving Force of the Development of an Exploiting Society
164 4. The Basic Forms of the Class Struggle of the Proletariat
  CHAPTER 6THE ROLE OF THE MASSES AND THE INDIVIDUAL IN HISTORY
174 [introduction.]
175 1. The Masses Are the Makers of History
180 2. The Role of the Individual in History
188 3. The Role of the Masses in Socio-Political Life at the Present Time
  CHAPTER 7SOCIAL PROGRESS
193 1. The Progressive Character of Social Development
198 2. Social Progress in an Exploiting Society and Under Socialism
203 3. Marxism-Leninism and the Ideals of Social Progress
  PART THREE
  POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CAPITALISM
208 [introduction.]
  CHAPTER 8PRE-MONOPOLY CAPITALISM
211 1. The Rise of Capitalist Relations
212 2. Commodity Production. Commodities. Law of Value and Money
218 3. The Theory of Surplus-Value Is the Corner-Stone of Marx’s Economic Doctrine
222 4. Wages
224 5. Growth of Profit—Aim and Limit of Capitalist Production
227 6. Capitalist Development in Agriculture. Ground-Rent
230 7. Reproduction of Social Capital and Economic Crises
234 8. The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation
  CHAPTER 9IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST AND LAST STAGE OF CAPITALISM
239 [introduction.]
239 1. Imperialism as Monopoly Capitalism
250 2. Imperialism Is Parasitic or Decaying Capitalism
254 3. Imperialism Is Moribund Capitalism
257 4. The Beginning of the General Crisis of Capitalism
  CHAPTER 10PRESENT-DAY IMPERIALISM
261 [introduction.]
261 1. Further Development of the General Crisis of Capitalism
264 2. State-Monopoly Capitalism
279 3. Is Capitalism Getting Rid of Economic Crises?
283 4. Aggravation and Extension of Class Antagonisms
292 5. The Final Rung in the Historical Ladder of Capitalism
  PART FOUR
  THEORY AND TACTICS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST MOVEMENT
  CHAPTER 11THE HISTORIC MISSION OF THE WORKING CLASS
296 [introduction.]
296 1. The Working Class Is the Liberator of the Working People
299 2. Growth of the Importance of the Working Class and of Its Social and Political Role
302 3. Community of Interests of the Working Class and All Working People
304 4. Internationalism Is a Source of the Strength of the Working-Class Movement
308 5. Obstacles and Difficulties Hindering the Development of the Working-Class Movement
311 6. A Class of Fighters, a Class of Builders
  CHAPTER 13THE GREAT OCTOBER SOCIALIST REVOLUTION—A TURNING-POINT IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND
317 [introduction.]
317 1. The Vanguard Role of the Russian Working Class
320 2. The World’s First Socialist Revolution
327 3. Powerful Impulse to the Revolutionary Working-Class Movement in Other Countries
328 4. Influence of the October Revolution on the National-Liberation Movement
330 5. The Vanguard and Bulwark of the World Socialist Movement
  CHAPTER 13THE MARXIST-LENINIST PARTY AND ITS ROLE IN THE WORKERS’ CLASS STRUGGLE
332 [introduction.]
332 1. What Party Does the Working Class Need?
336 2. Democratic Centralism in the Structure and Life of the Party
340 3. The Living Ties of the Party with the Broad Masses
344 4. Marxist-Leninist Policy as Science and Art
350 5. The Need to Fight Right-Wing Opportunism and Sectarianism
354 6. International Character of the Communist Movement
  CHAPTER 14POLICY OF UNITY OF ACTION OF THE WORKING CLASS AND ALL DEMOCRATIC FORCES OF THE PEOPLE
358 [introduction.]
359 1. Unity of the Working Class Is the Imperative Need at the Present Time
361 2. Who Hampers the Establishment of Working-Class Unity of Action
368 3. Ways and Means of Attaining Unity of Action in the Working-Class Movement
376 4. Policy of Democratic Unity
  CHAPTER 15ALLIANCE OF THE WORKING CLASS AND PEASANTRY UNDER CAPITALISM
382 1. Struggle for the Interests of the Peasantry
389 2. Communists Are Defenders of the Vital Interests of the Peasant Masses
391 3. What a Victory of the Working Class Offers the Peasants
  CHAPTER 16THE NATIONAL-LIBERATION MOVEMENT OF THE PEOPLES AGAINST IMPERIALISM
394 1. Rise of the National-Liberation Movement and Break-up of the Colonial System
403 2. Main Achievements of the National-Liberation Revolutions in Asia, Africa and Latin America
417 3. Immediate Prospects of Historical Development of the Countries Liberated from Colonial Oppression
422 4. Imperialism Is the Chief Enemy of the Liberated Countries and Peoples Struggling for Their Independence
427 5. The World Socialist System Is a Bulwark of the Peoples in the Struggle Against Colonialism
  CHAPTER 17STRUGGLE OF THE PEOPLES OF CAPITALIST COUNTRIES TO SAFEGUARD THEIR SOVEREIGNTY
431 [introduction.]
431 1. Aggravation of the Problem of Sovereignty in the Era of Imperialism
437 2. Cosmopolitism and Not Patriotism Is the Ideology of the Imperialist Bourgeoisie
440 3. Defence of Sovereignty Corresponds to the Interests of All the Sound Forces of a Nation
  CHAPTER 18STRUGGLE IN DEFENCE OF DEMOCRACY IN THE BOURGEOIS COUNTRIES
445 [introduction.]
447 1. Lenin on the Need to Fight for Democracy Under Capitalism
449 2. Offensive of the Capitalist Monopolies Against the Democratic Rights of the Working People
454 3. Unity of the Democratic Forces Is an Indispensable Condition for Victory Over Reaction and Fascism
  CHAPTER 19THE DANGER OF WAR AND THE STRUGGLE OF THE PEOPLES FOR PEACE
457 1. Modern Imperialism Jeopardises the Fate of Entire Countries and Peoples
459 2. The International Working Class in the Struggle Against the War Danger
463 3. Defence of Peace Is the Most Important Democratic Task
464 4. Possibilities for Preventing War in Our Time
469 5. Basic Principles of Peace Policy
473 6. Ways and Forms of the Struggle Against the War Danger
  CHAPTER 20ON VARIOUS FORMS OF TRANSITION TO A SOCIALIST REVOLUTION
476 [introduction.]
476 1. The Development of Class Antagonisms Makes a Proletarian Revolution Inevitable
479 2. Democratic Movements of Our Time and the Socialist Revolution
492 3. Ripening of the Conditions for the Proletarian Revolution
497 4. The Transfer of Power to the Working Class
505 5. Basic Regularities of the Socialist Revolution and Their Specific Manifestations in Different Countries
  PART FIVE
  SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM
  CHAPTER 21DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT AND PROLETARIAN DEMOCRACY
509 [introduction.]
509 1. The Historical Necessity for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat in the Transition Period
518 2. Proletarian Democracy Is a New Type of Democracy
530 3. Diverse Forms of the Proletarian Dictatorship
  CHAPTER 22THE MAIN ECONOMIC TASKS IN THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM CAPITALISM TO SOCIALISM
539 [introduction.]
540 1. What Working-Class Power Starts With
545 2. Ways of Abolishing Multiplicity of Economic Forms
557 3. Socialist Industrialisation
560 4. The Results of the Transition Period
  CHAPTER 23MAIN FEATURES OF THE SOCIALIST MODE OF PRODUCTION
563 [introduction.]
564 1. Social Property and Its Forms
568 2. The Main Purpose of Socialist Production
570 3. Planned Development of the National Economy
575 4. Commodity Production and the Law of Value in Socialist Society
580 5. Labour Under Socialism
585 6. Socialist Extended Reproduction
  CHAPTER 24SOCIAL RELATIONS AND CULTURE IN SOCIALIST SOCIETY
590 [introduction.]
590 1. Socialist Democracy
604 2. Friendship of the Peoples of Socialist Society
607 3. Culture of Socialist Society
612 4. Socialism and the Individual
616 5. Driving Forces of the Development of Socialist Society
  CHAPTER 25THE WORLD SOCIALIST SYSTEM
619 [introduction.]
619 1. Historical Features of the Formation of the World Socialist System
622 2. Principles of Relations Between Socialist States (Socialist Internationalism)
630 3. Development of World Socialist Economy
637 4. Economic Relations of the Socialist Countries with Other Countries
  CHAPTER 26 • THE PERIOD OF TRANSITION FROM SOCIALISM TO COMMUNISM
639 [introduction.]
640 1. The Leninist General Line of the Party at the New Stage
645 2. Creating the Material and Technical Basis of Communism
654 3. Improvement of the People’s Well-Being. Creation of the Conditions for Transition to the Communist Principle of Distribution
662 4. Building a Classless Society
668 5. Further Development of Socialist Democracy
676 6. Towards Ever Closer Association of the Nations
678 7. Communist Education of the Working People
685 8. The Marxist-Leninist Party in the Period of Full-Scale Communist Construction
690 9. International Significance of Communist Construction in the U.S.S.R.
  CHAPTER 27ON COMMUNIST SOCIETY
698 [introduction.]
699 1. A Society of Universal Sufficiency and Abundance
702 2. From Each According to His Ability
704 3. To Each According to His Needs
707 4. The Free Man in the Free Society
712 5. Peace and Friendship, Co-operation and Rapprochement of the Peoples
714 6. Future Prospects of Communism
719 LIST OF QUOTED LITERATURE
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