pg 33. Marx wanted working class to bring about historical progression to communism. Historical change would require a violent revolution – an idea that differs greatly from Utopian thought.
Marx’s Capitalism –
“Technological progress sacrificed the development of real human potential at the expense of an economic system that devoured everything in its path in the interest of its own ruthless expansion”.
pg 34. Enlightenment belief that the the judicious application of reason and rationality could result in the essentially unlimited improvement of human society.
pg 34. The dark turn taken by the communist experiment in soviet union under Stalin made communism a target of dystopian Critique like Orwell 1984.