James P. Cannon Quotes

What a commentary on the real nature of capitalism in its decadent phase is this, that the scientific conquest of the marvelous secret of atomic energy, which might rationally be used to lighten the burdens of all mankind, is employed first for the wholesale destruction of half a million peopleā€¦. This is how American imperialism is bringing civilisation to the Orient.

James P. Cannon
James P. Cannon
  • Born: February 11, 1890
  • Died: August 21, 1974
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Activist

James Patrick "Jim" Cannon was an American Trotskyist and a leader of the Socialist Workers Party.