The Ethics of Liberation: The Example of China

Authors

  • K. T. Fann

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-025-11-1974-04_4

Keywords:

History, Marxism

Abstract

What is the relationship between ethics and liberation? This is a question of central importance to any liberation movement. Living in bourgeois society, we are justified in viewing the moralizing of politicians and the preachings of ministers with extreme cynicism. And when we encounter a similar moral tone of voice in the pronouncements of liberation movements and their leaders we instinctively react with suspicion. But the apparent similarity is deceptive and we should try to be clear about their essential difference if we are to understand the meaning of liberation.

Published

1974-04-04

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Section

Articles