Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
I don’t regret setting bombs.
I didn’t respond to people thrusting microphones at me and asking me questions that were unanswerable in a sound bite.
I haven’t been silent. I teach, I lecture at universities, I write, I’m not silent.
The man of science, the artist, the philosopher are attached to their nations as much as the day-laborer and the merchant.
Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.
Teaching has always been, for me, linked to issues of social justice. I’ve never considered it a neutral or passive profession.
I was involved in the anti-war movement.
An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.