: I was especially interested in this.
Indeed, The Principles of Communism is a great early work.
LIke the Communist Manifesto the year after.
BOTH were modified HOWEVER by the more vigorous pronouncements of the 'First Address of the Central Committee' AFTER the revolution fizzled (due largely to the mendacity of the bourgeois elements).
: BTW, I never saw any refutation of any of the Braunthal quotes, no proof he was lying...
I didn't say he was a liar. I said he LEFT OUT the 'First Address.' Which alters interpretation, to be sure...
: : 'From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs' ring a bell?
: Yeah, it doesn't have the word "equality" in it and in fact implies the OPPOSITE, that people are UNEQUAL but that socialism can make that irrelevant by meeting the principle of SUFFICIENCY instead.
Exactly. I'm talking about ECONOMIC and PARTICIPATORY equality, not BIOLOGICAL equality.
What a muddle!
With 'friends' like the liberals, why would Marxists need enemies?