Nov 17 - Socialism 3 & Fascism 1 Summary

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1 Summary of Politics 1020E Lecture: Socialism (concluded) and Fascism, Part One (November 17, 2011) The twenty-first lecture begins with Friedrich Engels, co-author (along with Marx) of the Manifesto of the Communist Party, and the developer of Marxism after Marx’s death. Engels exposes urban poverty and criticizes the prevailing subordination of women. He lays out a crude materialism and a so-called ‘scientific socialism’ that is unusually dogmatic and resistant to open criticism. Eduard Bernstein is a revisionist and an evolutionary socialist. His views are informed by a strong Kantian moral perspective that emphasizes individual freedom and respect for persons. He also points out the ways in which Marx’s revolutionary socialism had made false political and economic predictions. [ Lenin, Stalin, and Mao are not covered in the lectures, but there are significant accounts in the Ball and Dagger textbook . Here are some brief summary comments on each of them
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