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Each new productive force, in so far as it is not merely a quantitative -extension of
productive forces already known, (for instance the bringing into-cultivation of
fresh land), brings about a further-development of the division of labour.
With the Romans the development of private property and civil law had no further
industrial and commercial consequences, because their whole mode of
production did not alter. With modern peoples, where the feudal community was ...
We learn further, quite by chance, that present society is based upon “external
compulsion.” By “external compulsion” the true socialists do not understand the
restrictive, material conditions of life of given individuals. They see it only as the ...
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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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