The huge problems
facing humanity today - exploitation, misery, war, famine, alienated and estranged
labour, mass unemployment,... - are inherent to, and the necessary products
of, capitalist progress and barbarity. They can only be properly confronted
(and understood) if, instead of being seen in isolation, they are tackled in
the context of their driving force - the capitalist system, history's last class
society, in other words, a transitory society which is at the same time a moment
of an historical arch spanning from primitive communities to communism, and
a moment of the process of creating the material conditions for the institution
of worldwide communist society. Communism will not mean the end of human history.
Communism, the formation of a universal community of human beings will, on the
contrary, signal the genesis of truly human history, resulting from the abolition
of private property, social classes, the state, etc.