Joseph Stalin Explains
"The dictatorship of the proletariat is a persistent struggle - bloody and bloodless, violent and peaceful, military and economic, educational and administrative - against the forces and traditions of the society." p. 145.
"The scientific concept of dictatorship means nothing more nor less than unrestricted power absolutely unimpeded by laws or regulations and resting directly upon force." p. 134.
"State power based directly on force." p. 143.
Joseph Stalin, Problems of Leninism.
Quoted on p. 6 of The New Martyrs of Russia, by Archpriest Michael Polsky, Montreal 1972.