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Economic Writings (2011, Springer Netherlands, Neurath Otto Uebel Th E Cohen R S) No rating

This book makes available for the first time in English a substantial part of Otto …

Marxists killed playful utopianism, thus saving the unity of the [Social Democratic] Party and ‘scientific rigour’, but also paralysing the resolve to think up new forms. The doctrine of historical necessity became quietism for many; what Marx said about active engagement in reconstruction was forgotten. As if conscious work on the order of society with a specific goal would be opposed to the realisation that what is willed as well as the willing are necessary for development!

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