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Great link, Melancthon. Stirred the pot of long-disused memory.
I'm struck once again by the incredibly rich array of ideas it represented.
"At its founding, the International Workingmen's Association was an alliance of people from diverse groups, including French Mutualists, Blanquists, English Owenites, Italian republicans, such American proponents of individualist anarchism as Stephen Pearl Andrews and William B. Greene, followers of Mazzini, and other socialists of various persuasions. Over its short life it grew into a major movement, with local federations in many countries developing strong bases of working class activism. Karl Marx was a constant, and leading, figure from the start--he was elected to every succeeding General Council of the association."

I wonder if it's the influence of homogenized thought that major media tend to represent that makes the current array of thought-paths seem pallid by comparison.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 01:37:06 AM EST
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