Comrade Lenin of Russia
Rises in the marble tomb
On guard with the fighters forever -
The world is our room!
- Langston Hughes, Ballad of Lenin
Lenin put American Communism on a hard scientific footing. Daniel Mason reports that "The interplay between Lenin and the United States was very extensive. Lenin had learned the English language early in his career and became an avid student of US economics, politics, education and social life."