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thirdnature wrote

i actually find the idea that the history of all societies has been a history of class struggle pretty incredible hah i can't believe that idea isn't challenged more. i'd never shit on marx (i don't know his work that well, but from what i gather he was fuckin incredibly insightful/intelligent and anarchism has rly benefited from a lot of what he wrote), but that's just so obviously a case of projecting yr current situation into the past.


emmaloldman wrote (edited )

Yeah I suppose a more accurate statement (and this could be what he meant) is "the history of large-scale western civilization..." rather than just societies as a whole. As far as I know, his analysis of class struggle starts with feudalism but I've really only read Capital Vol. 1 so anyone should feel free to correct me.