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Communism is a political ideology backed by an economic system. The proletarian revolution and subsequent proletarian dictatorship, egalitarianism and future classless society all deal with the organization of the society. In particular this new social organization bases on a specific economic model resulted from those political principles.

This is the theory :) On the other hand marxism turns around the economic model. I find it hard to call marxist dialectics, or the historical materialism and its scientifism a "political philosophy". Hegel was a genuine philosopher, Marx, Engels, Lenin or Trotsky were not. So the political theory may say communism or marxism to be political ideologies. But since I don't think they possess a true political philosophy, I have a hard time with that label.
On the contrary, Marx was the precursor of economists-turned-(pseudo)philosophers that we had in the 20th century.

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by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 03:16:10 PM EST
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