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the economic and political theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that hold that human actions and institutions are economically determined and that class struggle is needed to create historical change and that capitalism will ultimately be superseded by communism

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He has rejected the authoritarian socialism of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.
His identification of Catholicism with the emerging authoritarian socialism of his day--wholly mistaken as historical analysis--nevertheless adumbrated the manner in which these movements, particularly as they culminated in Marxism, would adopt the attitudes, the structure, and even the assumption of infallibility of their apparent ideological opposite, the Church of Rome.
Given the failures of laissez-faire capitalism and authoritarian socialism, perhaps the best hope for social sustainability is to find a way to create highly participatory welfare states that allow people to creatively adapt senior government policies to the local site.
Today, of course, few in the mainstream are attracted to Bellamy's kind of authoritarian socialism.
Who can doubt that the failure of authoritarian socialism affects them?