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“Communist states didn’t work because it didn’t happen on world scale” – A Critique

The last year I have been debating some of my friends who are Marxists to the end. They believe communism is the way forward and defend it with passion. I love these debates and most of the time I can see where they are coming from. I have read quite a bit of Marx during […]

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Capital by Karl Marx – Book Review

So, reading Marx’ magnum opus was quite hard. While reading this I could feel my moustache grow big (it’s now a few hairs long). Suddenly when I wanted to cook some chicken, I took a hammer that was conveniently laying around in my kitchen and started smashing the chicken with it. When cooked I used […]

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The Teachings of Karl Marx by V. Lenin – Book Review

A lot of times Vladimir Lenin has been excused by communists from the horrors of the Sovjet Union. Stalin is mostly seen as the big bad guy, which is understandable since Lenin was only alive in the beginning of the SU and Stalin quickly took over. It was during Stalin’s reign that most of the […]

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Dialectical and Historical Materialism by Joseph Stalin – Book Review

How do you review a book written by Joseph Stalin? Stalin was the Sovjet Union dictator after the death of Lenin until he died in 1953. When reading this short book, I was not looking for some pastime literature. I wanted to see if Stalin actually used the communist theories from Marx and Engels. It […]

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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels – Book Review

How do you start reviewing this book? Let me just start that I read a version which gave a pretty extensive introduction into the many influences which helped shape the Communist Manifesto. The book gave a clear distinction into what the contribution of Marx was and what the contribution of Engels was. It is clear […]