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1. Notion. Communism today — we disregard its older sense — means three things: the philosophical and political theory of the revolutionary workers’ movement, this revolutionary (Communist) movement itself, and the (future) society which is the movement’s ultimate goal. There have been many ideals of the Communist society in Asian and Western history. They allowed no private property (sometimes not even the private marriage-bond) and had a political organization regarded as ideal, often (as in Th…

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Irving Fetscher, “Communism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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