By Paul Thomas
Alien Politics retrieves from the writings of Marx an unique thought of the country which is still potential and proper this day. Paul Thomas lines the method wherein Marx's conception of the country because the device of the capitalist ruling classification turned reworked into communist dogma below the auspices of Lenin and different "official" Marxist stalwarts. He argues that Marx's writings nonetheless have anything to educate us and shouldn't be pulled down with the monoliths and mausoleums of communism.
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