The Bolsheveik Revolution was not the start of communism.
Marx wrote The Communist Manifesto in 1843, or was it 1841?
At any rate, the idea of a socialst utopia had been around a long time before Lenin, or Beria.
Even Cecil Rhoades envisoned a classless, controlled society.
posted on 12/17/2005 12:41:59 AM PST
(We should give anarchists what they want. Then we can kill them and not worry about jailtime.)
I'm well aware of Marx and Engels historically & of the ideas of the previous 3 centuries of writers whom or envisioned classless societies and/or utopias.
My comment was was partially injest and partially a rhetorical question in that the Soviet communist party probably had some influence (though not the primary driving force) in the founding of the ACLU.
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