To the Finland Station; a Study in the Writing and Acting of History - Part 2, Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 9-10 Summary and Analysis

Marx kept Engels from straying off-course. During this period, both Marx and Engels were trying to define their own revolutionary moment, which were both based in German philosophy. Marx began to work with Pierre-Joseph Proudhon who wrote a book saying that property was a form of theft. Marx invited him to join a correspondence that kept communists in the various countries in touch with one another. Proudhon agreed to the intellectual collaboration with one another only if it didn't result in a religious-like doctrine. When Marx reviewed Proudhon's book, Marx wrote his own book with his own views on private property. He found that he really didn't agree with Proudhon and went back to using Hegel to develop his theory of class conflict.

Both Marx and Engels were actively writing during this 1847-48 period. Engels wrote THE...

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