Quotation from Vladimir Ilitch Lenin “The idea that the Jews form a separate nation is reactionary politically” — 1903
Expresses his absolute opposition to a premise of Zionism.
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" Absolutely untenable scientifically, the idea that the Jews form a separate nation is reactionary politically . . . that is precisely what the Jewish problem amounts to: assimilation or isolation? And the idea of a Jewish "nationality" is definitely reactionary. . . . "
Lénine, Œuvres, tome 7 , pages 98-99. English quote in Zvi Gitelman, Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics , Princeton Univ. Press, 1972, p. 16.
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