comm._manifesto

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Unformatted text preview: Why capitalism gives lots of promises it can’t meet, thus creating its own gravediggers …let’s start with the happy ending, so we know where we’re heading Universalism (a summary term describing some of modernity’s biggest promises) • all people are equally respected, • equally able to contribute their reasonable ideas (only reasonable people need apply) to important decisions about society (whichever decisions the theorist considers important--for Marx, it’s decisions about production) • No one is trapped in their own local culture, religion, or any other “particularistic” way of life; • people can communicate and understand each other globally. First, capitalism creates a working class by making work, and workers, into mere commodities • p. 475: "It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his “natural superiors” and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous “cash payment.” than callous “cash payment....
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