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Marx’s Conversion to Communism

  • Richard N. Hunt

Abstract

The period immediately following the suppression of the Rheinische Zeitung was extraordinarily eventful for Marx: in personal life it included a new career decision, marriage, and emigration from his native land; in intellectual development it saw his endorsement of revolution as a means, a major reckoning with Hegel, and—most significantly—conversion to communism.

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Civil Society Private Property Political State French Revolution Universal Class 
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Notes

  1. 10.
    Edmund Silberner, Moses Hess: Geschichte seines Lebens ( Leiden: Brill, 1966 ), pp. 121–22.Google Scholar
  2. 16.
    Jean Hyppolite, “Marx’s Critique of the Hegelian Concept of the State,” in his Studies on Marx and Hegel, trans. John O’Neill ( New York: Basic Books, 1969 ), pp. 108–10.Google Scholar
  3. Other authorities on Hegel include Walter H. Kaufmann, Hegel ( Garden City: Doubleday, 1965 )Google Scholar
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    Alfred E. Zimmern, The Greek Commonwealth, 5th ed. (Oxford: Oxford, 1931), p. 175 (not including the armed forces). My thumbnail description of the Athenian state is taken from Zimmern’s excellent analysis.Google Scholar
  7. 101.
    Stanley Moore, Three Tactics: The Background in Marx ( New York: Monthly Review, 1963 ), pp. 14–16.Google Scholar
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    J. L. Talmon, Political Messianism: The Romantic Phase (New York: Praeger, 1960), p. 211 and passim.Google Scholar
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    Adam B. Ulam, The Unfinished Revolution: An Essay on the Sources of Influence of Marxism and Communism ( New York: Random House, 1960 ), p. 6.Google Scholar

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© University of Pittsburgh Press 1974

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