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It is from this perspective that socialism is considered "unrealistic" or "utopical": ignoring the human, spiritual dimension, as an whole invididual.

This is just rubbish, reminiscent of the crudest anti-communism of the 1950s. It's not true of socialism and certainly not true of Marx's views - see Fromm in my other response. Marx's whole project was to help develop systems within which humans were not alienated by the demands of capitalist systems of work, instead he wanted ones in which people COULD flourish as complete human beings. Even the most cursory reading of Marx would have made that obvious.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Sun Jun 7th, 2009 at 07:19:36 PM EST
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