: : Nowhere, to my knowledge, does Engels or Marx---or Lenin---suggest the abolition of the nuclear family as an emotional unit. Only as an economic unit do they suggest the abolition of marriage. As I demonstrated here, Engels was clear about defending monogamy.
: Yes, and I accept the point. My concern in the point is a personal development rather than what i have directly learned from Marx or Lenin - it is my own concern that the fabric of society is at odds with personal favoring.
I am always CAUTIOUS about ADDING to Marxian theory---BEFORE practice determines additions are necessary.
: : But would you deny them the primary care of their biological parents?
: Perhaps I should have been cleaer and stated a reasonable age for socialisation to progress to society as a whole.
That's a start...
: : That problem, I believe, is outside the scope of the Marxian project---and I would be very careful about treading in such deep waters...
: Accepted, but my concern is genuine.
Yes, comrade, I believe it is.
I also admire your gracious concession of the point...
: : To put the means of production and the spectrum of social tasks equally into the hands of all citizens, I believe, will be all the 'check' required for an egalitarian society.
: : Until concretely and conclusively proven otherwise...
: What if the evidence was provided in the breakdown of a socialist experiment? Can a socialist pre-empt?
ONLY when the evidence is in.