Marx and Engels and Russia's Peasant Communes
Keywords:Philosophy, State Repression, History, Marxism, Movements
In the past and in his own time, Marx has been portrayed as endorsing the enclosure of the commons as a necessary historical stage on the path to socialism. However, a more accurate account, one that is critical of the enclosure movement, can be found in his response to the destruction of commons-based peasant communities in Russia—while it was actually happening.
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