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  •  If neither Russia nor China could implement (6+ / 0-)
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    Marxism with sufficient fidelity, my engineer's brain asks whether or not Marxism can ever be implemented with sufficient fidelity.

    If I say I've got a great aerodynamic model for a new airplane, but it would take a supercomputer with 100 septillion gigaflops to implement it, then it's a useless model.

    The same forces that worked against Marxism in Russia and China - the tendency of a bureaucracy to perpetuate itself, the reluctance of those with power to surrender power, the ego satisfaction of an "intellectual" to think he understands Marx better than those around him and thus should rule them - these things will always be present in some degree.

    I'm on a mission! Testing the new site rules.

    by blue aardvark on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 07:50:42 AM PDT

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