John Strachey was a British writer, politician and journalist of profession. He was a Communist for many years, and later served as war minister in the socialistic government (The British Labour Party).

Quotes by John Strachey:

It is impossible to establish communism as the immediate successor to capitalism. It is accordingly proposed to establish socialism as something which we can put in the place of our present decaying capitalism. Hence, communists work for the establishment of socialism as a necessary transition stage on the road to communism.

The Theory and Practice of Socialism, p. 21.

See Socialism and The Welfare State – Creeping Socialism.