Dan Hunter and Crooked Timber have clarified distinctions between Marxism — the political philosophy of Karl Marx — and the extensions to Marxism by others professing and practicing Marxism. The belief that private property must be abolished, and the practice of mandatory collective farms and factories, were follow-ons, not part of Marx’ original philosophy.
It wasn’t clear that Hunter’s article meant “Marxism in Marx’ writings” rather than “Marxism in the arguments and practices of Marxists” — perhaps that is clear in the academic discourse that the paper belongs to.
Going back to Hunter’s article, here is the bit that I disagree with most.
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