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25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 9. Communism

[emphasis on equality, shared resources and unity]

16 ideas
The nature of people is decided by the government and politics of their society [Rousseau]
Young Hegelians think consciousness is chains for men, where old Hegelians think it the bond of society [Marx/Engels]
If the common interest imposes on the individual, his actions become alienated and enslaving [Marx/Engels]
In communist society we are not trapped in one activity, but can act freely [Marx/Engels]
The class controlling material production also controls mental production [Marx/Engels]
The revolutionary class is opposed to 'class', and represents all of society [Marx/Engels]
To assert themselves as individuals, the proletarians must overthrow the State [Marx/Engels]
Modern governments are just bourgeois management committees [Marx/Engels]
Communism aims to abolish not all property, but bourgeois property [Marx/Engels]
Many of the bourgeois right grievances are a form of self-defence [Marx/Engels]
Even decently paid works still have their produce bought with money stolen from them [Marx]
Marx rejected equal rights because they never actually treat people as equals [Marx, by Kymlicka]
The truth about events always comes from the oppressed and disadvantaged [Sartre, by Bakewell]
Levinas says Marxism is the replacement of individualist ethics, by solidarity and sociality [Levinas, by Critchley]
The concept of 'alienation' seems no longer applicable [Svendsen]
For communists history is driven by the proletariat [Micklethwait/Wooldridge]