Episode 3-17: Human Nature and the State

Does Communism require an oppressive state to function?  Does Capitalism?  Does Human Nature make communism impossible?  What is the role of the State, and what do Marxists mean when they talk about it withering away?  Have Republicans been reading Engels?

Tony, Red, and Thad discuss these questions and more.

Human Nature and the State

(41 MB, 46 min)



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Marxism Today is podcast series designed for beginners and newbies to Marxist theory. The podcast will introduce you to certain topics and ideas central to Marxism and it will show you how Marxist theory can be applied to specific issues in order to understand them.
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2 Responses to Episode 3-17: Human Nature and the State

  1. joe says:

    stamps.com and Staples are bad for the USPS and postal workers. Puts ’em out of work and diminishes USPS service to lower income communities.

  2. joe says:

    Also, the term ‘communism’ sends cold chills down my spine, especially when you consider the CCP. Whatever socioeconomic changes come about, it’s best to can the whole communist thing:


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