The Marxist Defense of Lesser-Evil Voting in Capitalist Democracies

“Has not the Communist Manifesto taught us that it is our duty to support any progressive movement that benefits the workers’ cause, even if this movement is not our own?” — Eleanor Marx

Humans like simple answers, and I completely include myself in that, but I’ve slowly learned it’s better to live in a world of color than one of black and white. So when anti-voting Marxists repeat the often-misattributed aphorism, “If voting made a difference, they wouldn’t let us do it,” I answer, “Sometimes voting makes a…



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