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Single Idea 22001

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / B. Nature of a State / 2. State Legitimacy / d. General will]

Full Idea

Under collective property, the so called will of the people disappears in order to make way for the real will of the cooperative.

Gist of Idea

The real will of the cooperative will replace the 'will of the people'


Karl Marx (Grundrisse [1876], p.563), quoted by Peter Singer - Marx 10

Book Reference

Singer,Peter: 'Marx' [OUP 1996], p.76

A Reaction

[from an 1874 note on Bakunin's 'Statism and Anarchy'] So how do you settle on the 'real' will of a cooperative? The travesty is when a ruling elite decide that, without consultation. An institution is needed. This is still a social contract.