- 19 Kolakowski L.:
Marxism and Beyond: On Historical Understanding a nd
In dividual Responsibility.
Palladin - paperback.
First publishe d in U. K. by Pall Mall Press, 1969.
(Essays by tho controversial Polish Uarxist
From Marx to Mao Tse-tung.
A Study in Revolutionary
China Policy Study Group, London.
(Controversial presentation by well-kno wn Marxist
intellectual for whom Maoism is the true representation
of Marxism today).
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A No t e on
B r ~ t~.s h
We have mentioned r "-'e '.d _ o ::. s~-::1 t he dn:o:!_j _c; at ed information bulletin of the
I rre-!:i t ute of Ma r :--~ l.s;;: - Ln,l : l~i!:-!:: :!..u l!':H:co-.., (::::.'o:;l) artment of the works of Marx c:>.nd
Enc; 0ls, the he ad of whi ch i s Dr. A.I. Malysh).
It often contains studies
by r e~ '3 ar ch worl.cors a t the I ML which be ar on the history of the British
wo r k i.ng-class rr,o;e mont.
Ol! e Sl~. c~ ar ;Â·j cle a]Ypears in the most r ecent
issu e , No. 21.
This is a paper C!.cl i vcrod by V Â«. ~ <: :-:-i _r, ~~~min3. (au thor of Karl Marx and the
Brtt:ish Workers' MoÂ·..-~~.:; n t) at a se ~~<:: 5G ~ ,,; t :11e I ns titut u of General History of
the Academy of Sciences to commomora t 8 the 200th anniversary of the birth of
Rob ert Owen.
In it she shows that, as distinct fro m the liberals who
developed Owen's ideas on co-operation and trade unionism, there were the
follow ers of his Utopian Socialism who became for e runners and holpers of Marx
and Eng els.
Rallying to the principl es of the l uft-win g Chartist Bronterre
O'Brien aft er 1848, they entered the General Council of the Int erna tional in
1864 or l a t er, and became staunch supporters of "Harx on all the issues on
which he opposed liberal trade unionists like Odger or Mottershead.
Among these supporters she montions Jo hn We s ton, Boon, Miln er, Charl es
and John Murray (later members of t~e S.D.F.), and John Sexton (who joined
the General Council in 1872).
After publication of The Civil War in Franco
in 1871, Marx f ound a new supporter in Thomas Alsop, another form er Oweni te
Kunina gives s everal illustr"'t ie> '1G of the r e s pect displayed by Marx and
Eng els for Owen's Socialist icÂ·::>&s , Ci"tWt:i.ng in particul a r E~gels 1 spe ech at
the General Council on 9 May l b"!l , vmon he said that some of Owon' s thoue;hts
"were not out of date still", and paid tribut e to Owen as a foroer
manufactur er who was 11 t he first to r evo lt a.g ,;dnst his class, to pu ~ an end to
tho disgr ace ful exploitation of wo:non and childr Gn in the factories".
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