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Mikhail Tugan-Baranovsky

Book Review: 'Modern Socialism in its Historical Development'

Tugan-Baranovsky's Criticism of Marx

'Modern Socialism in its Historical Development', by M. Tugan-Baranovsky (1910)

'Modern Socialism in its Historical Development', by M. Tugan-Baranovsky, was published in 1910. It was translated from the Russian by M. I. Redmount.

The most interesting feature of the work is the record of working-class efforts and ideas in the early days of the movement. The phrasing is inclined to be awkward, possibly due to difficulties of translation. It is, in places, not easy to get at the ideas. When understood, however, the work presents a rather curious instance of an author losing sight of his own premises, merely because society has failed to act on them.

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