Throwing Ourselves Upon Doctrinaire Experiments.

The more important leaders of the proletariat, in its councils, and the
press, fall one after another victims of the courts, and ever more
questionable figures step to the front. It partly throws itself upon
doctrinaire experiments, “co-operative banking” and “labor exchange”
schemes; in other words, it goes into movements, in which it gives up the
task of revolutionizing the old world with its own large collective
weapons, and, on the contrary, seeks to bring about its emancipation,
behind the back of society, in private ways, within the narrow bounds of
its own class conditions, and, consequently, inevitably fails.
— Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Marx, 1852

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