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“True socialism,” which claims to be based on “science,” is in actual fact merely
another esoteric science; its theoretical litera- * ture is only for the Few who are
initiated into the mysteries of the “thinking mind.” But it has an exoteric literature
made from a fact ; then it is declared that the fact is based upon the abstraction.
That is how to proceed if you want to appear German, profound and speculative.
For example: Fact: The cat eats the mouse. Reflection: Cat = nature, Mouse ...
This idea is, in Herr Grün's opinion, a new one. He clothes it in his classical,
literary-ideological language. For example: It is believed that the enjoyment of
coffee, sugar, etc. is mere consumption ; but is this enjoyment not, in fact,
production in ...
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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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