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Mark Sandle is Lecturer in Russian and East ecu background at De Montfort University.; This e-book is meant for undergraduate classes on twentieth century Soviet history/the chilly War/European history/Soviet studies/History of political thought/Marxism-Leninism. The Left.

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535–54. 45. , p. 259. 46. Marx & Engels, Selected works: the critique of the Gotha Programme, pp. 320–1. 47. McLellan, Marx selected writings, p. 169. 48. Walicki, Marxism, pp. 86–7. 49. , p. 512. 50. , p. 57. 51. Merridale (eds) (London: Edward Arnold, 1991), p. 161. 52. McLellan, Marx, selected writings, p. 157. 53. Harding, “Legitimations, nationalities and the deep structure of ideology”, in The post-Soviet nations. ) (New York: Columbia University Press, 1992), p. 83. 54. Engels has been somewhat overlooked in comparison with Marx.

It was overwhelmingly a movement of intellectuals. 77 Establishing the fundamental THE ORIGINS OF SOCIALISM 23 premisses before identifying specifics or practicalities underpinned the outlook of much of the Russian intelligentsia, and this practice was assimilated into the Russian Marxist movement. This intellectual outlook was substantiated by the political context of Tsarist Russia. 78 The obsessive concern with fundamental ideological purity, with theorizing the practicalities of revolution created a climate of intellectual conflict and intolerance.

The literature on socialism is too enormous and too overwhelming to document in any detail. Crick, Socialism (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1987). 2. Malia, The Soviet tragedy: a history of socialism in Russia 1917– 91 (New York: Free Press, 1994), pp. 22–4. 3. , p. 23. I think this point is a good one, well made. But I also think that the problem of an absence of definitional specificity is hardly unique to “socialism”. What about “ideology”? “democracy”? “liberalism”? There are many more.

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