When brought to the proletariat from the capitalist class, science is invariably adapted to suit capitalist interests. What the proletariat needs is a scientific understanding of its own position in society. That kind of science a worker cannot obtain in the officially and socially approved manner. The proletarian himself must develop his own theory. For this reason he must be completely self-taught.
– Karl Kautsky
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What’s a peninsula?
Don’t gimme that “shush.” You think you’re so smart, huh — what’s a peninsula?
It’s a —
Not you, her.
It’s that new medicine…
– “Born Yesterday,” starring Judy Garland, 1950