The Dialectical Method in the Working-Class Movement. The Dialectical Unity of Theory and Practice

Revolutionärer Weg, No. 6, The Dialectical Method in the Working-Class Movement

Published in 1971

Revolutionärer Weg, No. 6, had the purpose of focusing the party’s attention on the independent thinking and acting of its members. The book’s topic was not uncontested, however! Leading comrades of KAB(ML) (Communist Workers’ League/Marxist-Leninists) at first voiced the view to Willi Dickhut, head of the Revolutionärer Weg editorial team, that other topics were more important for the practical work of the organization.

Revolutionärer Weg, No. 6, expounds the essence of the dialectical method as established by Marx and Engels and further developed by Lenin, Stalin and Mao Zedong. The book then applies the dialectical method to the development of the societal conditions in the Federal Republic of Germany, in particular to party building. This issue of Revolutionärer Weg concretely explains Lenin’s “elements of dialectics,” especially emphasizing the dialectical unity of theory and practice and the determination of the three stages of the proletarian class struggle in Germany.

Revolutionärer Weg, No. 24, The Dialectical Unity of Theory and Practice

Published in 1988

Materialist dialectics is the scientific theory and method with the help of which Marxist-Leninists embark upon the revolutionary transformation of the world” (p. 7). Materialist dialectics is the core of the proletarian mode of thinking that is the basis for the building of a new-type Marxist-Leninist party. The ability of the revolutionaries to develop correct strategy and tactics in the class struggle and avoid mistakes stands or falls with the mastery of this method, which makes it possible to find one’s way on one’s own in all questions, however complicated, in private life, in nature and society, in class struggle and party building.

The book provides an introduction to the development of dialectics by Marx and Engels, explaining how dialectics were developed further in unity with the experience of class struggle and party building into the 1980s.

Revolutionärer Weg, No. 24, is the last volume of the series written by Willi Dickhut.