Marxism Quotes

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deconstruction-never-had-meaning-interest-at-least-in-my-eyes-than-as-radicalization-that-is-to-say-also-within-tradition-certain-marxism-in-jacques-derrida
marxism-is-opium-marxists-joan-robinson
marxism-is-the-opium-of-the-intellectuals
basically-national-socialism-marxism-are-same-adolf-hitler
sexuality-is-to-feminism-what-work-is-to-marxism-catharine-mackinnon
we-believe-that-anarchists-are-real-enemies-marxism-joseph-stalin
when-we-truly-discover-love-capitalism-will-not-be-possible-marxism-will-not-be-necessary-william-obrien
it-is-capitalism-not-marxism-that-trades-in-futures-terry-eagleton
marxism-is-essentially-product-bourgeois-mind-joseph-a-schumpeter
marxism-is-revolutionary-worldview-that-must-always-struggle-for-new-revelations-rosa-luxemburg
basically-national-socialism-marxism-are-same-thing-adolf-hitler
marxism-is-modern-form-jewish-prophecy-reinhold-niebuhr
when-we-truly-discover-how-to-love-our-neighbor-as-our-self-capitalism-will-not-be-possible-marxism-will-not-be-necessary-shane-claiborne
leninism-is-marxism-era-imperialism-proletarian-revolution-joseph-stalin
if-people-dont-like-marxism-they-should-blame-british-museum-mikhail-gorbachev
an-excessive-knowledge-of-marxism-is-a-sign-of-a-misspent-youth
marxism-is-like-classical-building-that-followed-renaissance-beautiful-in-its-way-but-incapable-growth-harold-macmillan
according-to-some-liberation-theologians-atheism-is-not-cause-conflict-between-christianity-marxism-but-is-rather-link-between-them-ernesto-cardenal
even-if-we-have-to-go-without-bread-we-albanians-do-not-violate-principles-we-do-not-betray-marxism-leninism-enver-hoxha
marxism-will-in-generation-go-into-limbo-most-heresies-but-meanwhile-it-will-have-poisoned-russian-revolution-gilbert-k-chesterton
as-class-struggle-sharpens-in-us-marxism-will-come-into-its-own-as-great-popular-study-c-l-r-james
behind-october-revolution-there-are-more-influential-personalities-than-thinkers-executors-marxism-vladimir-lenin
economics-departments-are-dominated-by-marxism-which-is-taken-straight-on-rocks-in-form-keynesianism-ayn-rand
cleansed-its-leftist-residues-anarchy-anarchism-minus-marxism-will-be-free-to-get-better-at-being-what-it-is-bob-black
what-marxism-calls-atheism-is-basically-negation-idol-which-sometimes-bears-name-god-ernesto-cardenal
there-is-not-communism-marxism-but-representative-democracy-social-justice-in-wellplanned-economy-fidel-castro
theres-something-about-marxism-that-brings-out-warts-only-kind-growth-this-economic-system-encourages-p-j-orourke
i-would-say-i-was-still-marxist-which-is-not-to-be-confused-with-being-communist-despite-its-flaws-marxism-still-seems-to-explain-material-world-better-than-anything-else
at-same-time-course-marxism-arose-rosa-luxembourg-leninism-anarchism-art-became-political
i-would-say-that-all-traditional-philosophies-up-to-including-marxism-have-tried-to-derive-ought-from-is-my-point-view-is-that-this-is-impossible-this-is-farce
many-who-have-read-marxist-books-have-become-renegades-from-revolution-whereas-illiterate-workers-often-grasp-marxism-well-mao-zedong
the-important-part-marxism-was-its-demand-for-active-constant-practical-class-war
wonderful-theory-wrong-species-on-marxism-which-he-considered-more-suited-to-ants-than-to-humans-e-o-wilson
among-artists-without-talent-marxism-will-always-be-popular-since-it-enables-them-to-blame-society-for-fact-that-nobody-wants-to-hear-what-they-have-clive-james
national-socialism-is-what-marxism-might-have-been-if-it-could-have-broken-its-absurd-artificial-ties-with-democratic-order-adolf-hitler
no-force-no-torture-no-intrigue-can-eradicate-marxismleninism-from-minds-hearts-men-enver-hoxha
the-important-part-marxism-was-its-demand-for-active-constant-practical-classwar-francis-parker-yockey
global-warming-like-marxism-is-political-theory-actions-demanding-compliance-with-its-rules-paul-johnson
there-may-be-thousands-principles-marxism-but-in-final-analysis-they-can-be-summed-up-in-one-sentence-rebellion-is-justified-mao-zedong
because-my-marxism-i-was-not-into-myths-miracles-whether-it-was-virgin-birth-physical-resurrection-casting-out-demons-from-epileptic-lionel-blue
for-some-years-i-deserted-religion-in-favour-of-marxism-the-republic-of-goodness-seemed-more-attainable-than-the-kingdom-of-god
vietnam-should-have-taught-us-that-nationalism-with-its-engines-independence-self-determination-is-more-powerful-force-by-far-than-marxism-must-be-understood-respected
in-abstract-but-real-sense-marxism-arose-through-breakdown-first-religion-then-reason-as-single-sources-authority-bernard-crick
the-western-democracy-today-is-forerunner-marxism-which-without-it-would-not-be-thinkable-it-provides-this-world-plague-with-culture-in-which-its-adolf-hitler
academic-marxism-is-fantasy-world-unctuous-compassionsweepstakes-into-which-real-workers-peasants-never-penetrate-camille-paglia
marxism-is-only-doctrine-that-both-satisfies-demands-for-progress-provides-safe-outlet-for-moral-expression-in-skeptical-age
doctrines-like-christianity-islam-marxism-require-unanimity-belief-one-dissenter-casts-doubt-on-creed-millions-edward-abbey
like-marxism-thatcherism-is-in-fact-riddled-with-contradictions-mrs-thatcher-on-other-hand-is-free-doubt-she-is-label-on-can-worms-julian-critchley
it-is-basic-principle-marxism-that-any-attempt-to-reconcile-capital-labor-that-they-both-cooperate-in-peace-prosperity-is-betrayal-communism-fulton-j-sheen
i-can-understand-poor-stupid-voting-for-marxism-one-its-fashionable-variants-if-youve-no-hope-being-other-than-slave-you-may-as-well-opt-for-p-d-james
after-1968-restored-communist-regime-required-all-czech-rock-musicians-to-sit-written-exam-in-marxism-leninism-niall-ferguson
to-believer-marxism-presents-first-system-ultimate-ends-that-embody-meaning-life-are-absolute-standards-by-which-to-judge-events-actions-joseph-a-schumpeter
no-selfrespecting-person-who-loves-humanity-wishes-for-world-greater-equality-justice-should-have-anything-to-do-with-whitewashing-slavery-anthony-gregory
every-age-has-found-some-alternative-to-american-values-appealing-the-number-western-intellectuals-enamored-fascism-all-various-expressions-dennis-prager
as-long-as-decent-people-refuse-to-believe-that-morality-must-manifest-itself-in-every-sphere-human-activity-including-political-they-will-not-meet-fulton-j-sheen
to-believer-marxism-presents-first-system-ultimate-ends-that-embody-meaning-life-are-absolute-standards-by-which-to-judge-events-actions--joseph-a-schumpeter
after-soviet-collapse-marxism-is-relic-pathetic-anachronism-reduced-to-its-last-redoubts-north-korea-cuba-english-departments-more-expensive-charles-krauthammer
at-bottom-at-least-popular-marxism-there-has-always-been-kind-disgust-with-humanity-as-it-is-perfect-faith-in-humanity-as-it-is-to-be-lionel-trilling
when-i-was-young-i-believed-in-three-things-marxism-redemptive-power-cinema-dynamite-now-i-just-believe-in-dynamite-sergio-leone
in-same-way-marxism-robs-workers-ambition-feminism-robs-men-women-love-stefan-molyneux
marxism-has-not-only-failed-to-promote-human-freedom-it-has-failed-to-produce-food-john-dos-passos
out-power-marxism-can-develop-critical-intelligence-in-power-it-quickly-becomes-stupid-mason-cooley
ideology-on-which-kyoto-protocol-is-based-is-new-form-totalitarian-ideology-along-with-marxism-communism-socialism-andrey-illarionov
what-guides-marxism-then-is-different-model-society-different-conception-function-knowledge-that-can-be-produced-by-society-acquired-from-it-jeanfrancois-lyotard
for-us-marxism-is-always-open-because-there-are-always-new-xperiences-there-are-always-new-facts-including-facts-about-past-which-have-to-be-incorporated-in-corpus-scientific-soc
for-us-marxism-is-always-open-because-there-are-always-new-experiences-there-are-always-new-facts-including-facts-about-past-which-have-to-be-ernest-mandel
in-brainwashing-communism-deceit-lies-manipulation-marxism-socialism-truth-a-lie-told-often-enough-becomes-truth-vladimir-lenin
we-are-indebted-to-marx-engels-lenin-stalin-for-giving-us-weapon-the-weapon-is-not-machinegun-but-marxismleninism-mao-zedong
The difficulties connected with my criterion of demarcation (D) are important, but must not be exaggerated. It is vague, since it is a methodological rule, and since the demarcation between science and nonscience is vague. But it is more than sharp enough to make a distinction between many physical theories on the one hand, and metaphysical theories, such as psychoanalysis, or Marxism (in its present form), on the other. This is, of course, one of my main theses; and nobody who has not understood it can be said to have understood my theory. The situation with Marxism is, incidentally, very different from that with psychoanalysis. Marxism was once a scientific theory: it predicted that capitalism would lead to increasing misery and, through a more or less mild revolution, to socialism; it predicted that this would happen first in the technically highest developed countries; and it predicted that the technical evolution of the 'means of production' would lead to social, political, and ideological developments, rather than the other way round. But the (so-called) socialist revolution came first in one of the technically backward countries. And instead of the means of production producing a new ideology, it was Lenin's and Stalin's ideology that Russia must push forward with its industrialization ('Socialism is dictatorship of the proletariat plus electrification') which promoted the new development of the means of production. Thus one might say that Marxism was once a science, but one which was refuted by some of the facts which happened to clash with its predictions (I have here mentioned just a few of these facts). However, Marxism is no longer a science; for it broke the methodological rule that we must accept falsification, and it immunized itself against the most blatant refutations of its predictions. Ever since then, it can be described only as nonscience-as a metaphysical dream, if you like, married to a cruel reality. Psychoanalysis is a very different case. It is an interesting psychological metaphysics (and no doubt there is some truth in it, as there is so often in metaphysical ideas), but it never was a science. There may be lots of people who are Freudian or Adlerian cases: Freud himself was clearly a Freudian case, and Adler an Adlerian case. But what prevents their theories from being scientific in the sense here described is, very simply, that they do not exclude any physically possible human behaviour. Whatever anybody may do is, in principle, explicable in Freudian or Adlerian terms. (Adler's break with Freud was more Adlerian than Freudian, but Freud never looked on it as a refutation of his theory.) The point is very clear. Neither Freud nor Adler excludes any particular person's acting in any particular way, whatever the outward circumstances. Whether a man sacrificed his life to rescue a drowning, child (a case of sublimation) or whether he murdered the child by drowning him (a case of repression) could not possibly be predicted or excluded by Freud's theory; the theory was compatible with everything that could happen-even without any special immunization treatment. Thus while Marxism became non-scientific by its adoption of an immunizing strategy, psychoanalysis was immune to start with, and remained so. In contrast, most physical theories are pretty free of immunizing tactics and highly falsifiable to start with. As a rule, they exclude an infinity of conceivable possibilities.

Karl R. Popper
the-difficulties-connected-with-my-criterion-demarcation-d-are-important-but-must-not-be-exaggerated-it-is-vague-since-it-is-methodological-rule-since-demarcation-between-science
darwin-himself-in-his-day-was-unable-to-fight-free-theoretical-errors-which-he-was-guilty-it-was-classics-marxism-that-revealed-those-errors-pointed-them-out
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