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I always come back to this work by Marx as containing one of his most insightful analyses regarding the intricacies of complex social phenomena — the predictable unpredictability of it all.
How a society that has become pregnant with its own insoluble contradictions — to paraphrase Marx — can produce EITHER a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or the common exhaustion of the contending classes.
More along the lines of the latter case, he describes how a society that undergoes a protracted period of social turmoil — whether it be revolution or civil strife — can give way, seemingly “out of the blue,” to mass resignation and the rise of…
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