Marxism and the Agrarian Question

The leading thinkers of Marxism stressed how important it was to govern in partnership with the peasantry. When communist states imposed collectivization by force, the results were disastrous.

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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels didn’t have much to say about agriculture in The Communist Manifesto. And what little they did say has often led to confusion. Take one famous passage from the opening section: The bourgeoisie has subjected the country to the rule of the towns. It has created enormous cities, has greatly increased […]

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