“Peter Kropotkin”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kropotkin :
bq. Russian has shown us the way in which Socialism cannot be realized…The idea of workers’ councils for the control of the political and economic life of the country is, in itself, of extraordinary importance…but so long as the country is dominated by the dictatorship of a party, the workers’ and peasants’ councils naturally lose their significance. They are degraded to the same passive role which the representatives of the Estates used to play in the time of the absolute Monarchy.
“Rudolf Rocker”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Rocker :
bq. the dictatorship of the proletariat paved the way not for a socialist society but for the most primitive type of bureaucratic state capitalism and a reversion to political absolutism which was long ago abolished in most countries by bourgeois revolutions.
via “American Power: and the new mandarins” by Noam Chomsky