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Enter Marxism-Leninism2 Enter Marxism-LeninismEnter Marxism-LeninismChapter 6: The Big Cycle of China and Its Currency2020-10-09JournalMarx’s most important theory/system is about how evolution takes place.  It’s called dialectical materialism.  “Dialectical” refers to how opposites go together to produce change, and “materialism” means that everything has a material (i.e., physical) existence that interacts with other things in a mechanical way.  Marx had disdain for theories that were not connected to reality and that didn’t produce good change.  So I wondered how Marx, a very practical man who believed that philosophies could only be judged in the successes and failures they produced, would have diagnosed communism’s near-total and universal failures and changed his thinking and modified how communism worked using his dialectical materialism approach to do that. Continue reading…