Ideas from 'On the Jewish Question' by Karl Marx [1844], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Selected Writings' by Marx,Karl (ed/tr Simon,Lawrence H.) [Hackett 1994,978-0-87220-218-4]].

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24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 9. Communism
Man is dominated by money, which is the essence of his alienation
                        Full Idea: Money is the alienated essence of man's labour and life, and this alien essence dominates him as he worships it.
                        From: Karl Marx (On the Jewish Question [1844], p.60), quoted by Peter Singer - Marx 3
                        A reaction: Presumably this is inherit in the very nature of money, rather than in the wickedness of capitalists who control it. But money is not inherently alienting for the rich, or for the comfortable bourgeoisie (is it?).
25. Social Practice / C. Rights / 1. Basis of Rights
Marxists say liberal rights are confrontational, and liberal equality is a sham
                        Full Idea: For Marx liberal rights are egoistic rights of separation: they encourage each individual to view others as limitations to his or her freedom. ....Liberals set up a sham community of 'equal' citizens.
                        From: report of Karl Marx (On the Jewish Question [1844]) by Jonathan Wolff - An Introduction to Political Philosophy (Rev) 4 'Marxist'
                        A reaction: The point is that equality in law does not ensure equal treatment in daily life. I suppose a liberal right can be seen as an opt-out clause for some aspect of society.