There is something wrong with a regime that requires a pyramid of corpses every few years.
The ideally non-violent state will be an ordered anarchy. That State is the best governed which is governed the least.
If I had to begin all over again I would of course try to avoid this or that mistake, but the main course of my life would remain unchanged. I shall die a proletarian revolutionist, a Marxist, a dialectical materialist, and, consequently, an irreconcilable atheist. My faith in the communist future of mankind is not less ardent, indeed it is firmer today, than it was in the days of my youth.