Philosophy

Sickening Discipline
Communism

Sickening Discipline

“Those consecrating themselves to communism must not only cast out truth, mercy, justice, and personal honor, but undergo a sickening discipline in lies, cruelty, crime and self abasement.” ~Max Eastman

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Society is One?
Animism

Society is One?

“Marx is concerned to defend the concept of society as a single ‘object, reality, sensibility,’ having the character which all objects have–namely, that of self-active practicality.” ~Max Eastman

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Naive and Cloudy
Dialectic

Naive and Cloudy

“Dialectic Materialism, examined at its point of origin, turns out to be the rather naive, cloudy, unsuccessful and half-minded attempt of a matter-of-fact mind to escape from German metaphysics.” ~Max Eastman

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Changeless
Animism

The Changeless

“Science has always occupied itself with changes, and animism has survived for the most part as an assertion of the Changeless which lies behind and beyond them.” ~Max Eastman

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Marx Not History
Marxism

Marx Not History

“It was Marx, and not History, that was determined to produce a social revolution, and his investigation of history was an attempt to find out the method by which it could be done.” ~Max Eastman

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Institutions and Superstitions
Capitalism

Institutions and Superstitions

“The German state patronized modern capitalism, perverting it to the support of feudal political institutions; and the German philosophers patronized modern science, perverting it to the support of animistic superstition.” ~Max Eastman

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Socialist Religion
Dialectic

Socialist Religion

“Marxism was a step from utopian socialism to a socialist religion–a scheme for convincing the believer that the universe itself is producing a better society… ” ~Max Eastman

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Science
Philosophy

Science is…

Science is: “patience in investigation and clarity in calculation; singleness of purpose; the power to suspend judgement, to remain, if need be, for a lifetime in doubt…” ~Max Eastman

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