Law ‘n’ Order By William Bowles

26 November 2003

What the state ‘giveth’, the state can take away

Marx saw the state as ‘whithering away’ with the building of communism (as opposed to the state under socialism, which is a kind of ‘interim stage’ between capitalism and communism). Moreover, Marx was quite specific about it. Under communism, the state becomes a government of ‘things’ as opposed to a government of people.

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