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A good decade later Marx referred to his erstwhile attitude towards the League of the Just in the words: “We issued a series of pamphlets, some of them printed, others lithographed, mercilessly criticizing the mixture of Anglo-French socialism or communism and German philosophy which represented the secret teachings of the League. We put forward instead a scientific insight into the economic structure of bourgeois society as the only tenable basis, and set forth in a popular form the principle that the task was not to work out a utopian system but to participate consciously in the historic process of social transformation taking place before our eyes.”


The quote from Marx above basically describes the plot of Raoul Peck's film as Marx argues with Proudhon, Weitling and others about the need to establish socialism on a scientific basis. Can you imagine Peck approaching someone in Hollywood to bankroll a film based on such a premise?
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