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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1206
AUTHOR: Vladimir Ilich Lenin (1870–1924)
QUOTATION: The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to VLADIMIR ILICH (ULYANOV) LENIN by John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, p. 235 (1920, reprinted 1971). Keynes says, “Lenin is said to have declared …” Despite careful searching by the European Division of the Library of Congress, this has not been found in Lenin’s writings and remains unverified.