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Single Idea 5279

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 5. Education / d. Study of history]

Full Idea

The 'history of humanity' must always be studied and treated in relation to the history of industry and exchange.

Gist of Idea

Human history must always be studied in relation to industry and exchange


K Marx / F Engels (The German Ideology [1846], 1.A)

Book Reference

Marx,K./Engels,F.: 'The German Ideology', ed/tr. Arthur,C.J. [Lawrence and Wishart 1985], p.50

A Reaction

There is a lot of truth in this, but why did the Greeks produce Pythagoras, or the Jews produce Jesus, or the British produce Sid Vicious? Two very similar industrial societies can produce very different cultures. Individuals can make a difference.