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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Ted Grant - The Permanent Revolutionary. Chapter Seven: The Tide Turns - In Defense of Marxism

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Ted was the only one who originally predicted the post-war economic upswing, although he never thought it would last as long as it did.

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Ted Grant - The Permanent Revolutionary. Chapter Five: The Times That Try ... - In Defense of Marxism

Ted Grant - The Permanent Revolutionary. Chapter Five: The Times That Try ... - In Defense of Marxism | real utopias | Scoop.it

By the end of 1950, the wrecking actions of Healy had destroyed the Party. What followed was the most difficult period in Ted’s life. It was a grim period, both personally and politically. It brings to mind the words of the Bible: “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness” (John, 1:23). He found himself isolated; the movement itself was struggling to survive. In crossing a desert, every step requires a tremendous effort. A man trying to climb a dune composed of loose sand finds that for every painful step forward, he slips back again, exhausted. This happens again and again. In the desert nobody can hear your voice. And there is no end in sight.

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Stirner, Feurbach, Marx and the Young Hegelians - David McLellan | libcom.org

Stirner, Feurbach, Marx and the Young Hegelians - David McLellan | libcom.org | real utopias | Scoop.it

A summary of Stirner's ideas and their strong impact on his fellow Young Hegelians. McLellan asserts that Stirner's influence on Marx has been under-estimated and that he "played a very important role in the development of Marx's thought by detaching him from the influence of Feuerbach", his static materialism and his abstract humanism. Stirner's critique of communism (which Marx considered a caricature) also obliged Marx to refine his own definition. Stirner's concept of the "creative ego" is also said to have influenced Marx's concept of "praxis".

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation