The Captive Mind - Man, This Enemy Summary & Analysis

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The Communists had to deal with each class as they established their system. The displaced propertied class were no problem because they would die off. The petty bourgeoisie were a different matter. These were the small merchants and craftsmen who were more ingrained in the society. Many small businesses were hidden. The long wait for goods and services in a people's democracy creates a demand for private goods and services. The biggest concern for the new regime are the peasants because they are so attached to the land. This group will require decades of education and Moscow requires quick compliance. There was always a fear that they would band together and cause trouble during the process of collectivization.

The working class was always a problem They now have norms to fill. The worker who doesn't cooperate finds he does not receive...

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