Essay on Marx in Soho

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Marx in Soho is written by Howard Zinn, a historian, about the life of Karl Marx. Zinn wrote the play to show a rare perspective of Marx as a husband and father to his wife and children (Welchel 2009). The play portrays Marx as defending the principles of communism. The play reminds the audience that capitalism without a conscience will always bring about a revolution.
Communism is a system of political and economic organization in which property is owned by the members of the community and all share in the common resources and wealth acquired (Ebrey et. al., 2005). It is a socioeconomic structure that promotes a society that has no class and state. Communism was also said to be the bloodiest form of regime since the people are
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One of the economic policies of Stalin is collectivisation. It is a bloody and violent battle between two cultural groups that are radically different from the other. Collectivisation was nothing more than just a campaign of destruction and violence with the objective of dominion over the peasants. Stalin imposed a tribute for the peasants to pay for the exported grains of the state, buy food for the Red army and the cities. Collectivisation involved the gathering of important resources such as labor and grains (Viola 1996). This also allowed the state to subject the peasants with their endless demands for political and administrative control. For the accomplishment of state goals, the state saw to it that the culture and freedom of the peasants will be eliminated. Acculturation was forced upon the peasants (Boobbyer 45). For the peasants, the imposition of collectivization as an economic policy was the end of their freedom and their world as they know it. The peasants tried to resist the policy and the repression that they felt. They spread a rumor throughout the countryside and invented an ideology of their own. This would help in weakening the legitimacy of the Communists. The peasants called the Soviet Union as the Antichrist (Viola 1996). The revolution of the peasants against collectivization was one of the most serious events in the history of the Soviet Union after the end of the Civil

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