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It is true that socialism is French in origin, but the French socialists were “
essentially ” Germans, for which reason the real Frenchmen did not understand
them. Thus the writer can state : Communism is French, socialism is German ; the
Herr Grün, like all true socialists, does not forget to bring up again the old chatter
about the superficiality of the French : For I am condemned to find the French
mind inadequate and superficial, every time that I come into close contact with it.
French political philosopher. Du contrat social, 1762; Article Economie in
Encyclopédie, vol. V. Saint-Simon, Claude-Henri de (1760–1825). Brilliant but
erratic French critic of society, many of whose ideas bordered on socialism. L'
industrie, ou ...
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Loses half a point for not being the world's most consistently readable text, and more repetition than one would hope for. But really, an undeniably foundational text for anyone in the world of ... Read full review
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Extremely interesting book. It contains the most basic and essential parts of Marx and Engels thoughts. Reading through this has allowed me to better understand communism and especially that of which Marx had dreamed of, not the perversion that spawned from Lenin and Stalin. Read full review
PREFACE BY MARx
The Real Basis of Ideology
The Production of the Form
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