Quotation by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward—or go back. He who now talks about the "freedom of the press" goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924), Russian revolutionary leader. speech, Nov. 17, 1917, Smolny, Petrograd. Quoted in John Reed, Ten Days That Shook the World, ch. 11 (1926).
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