[Wikipedia-l] More on marxists.org

Michael R. Irwin mri_icboise at surfbest.net
Sun Aug 18 20:42:47 UTC 2002

Andre Engels wrote:
> > At 01:17 PM 8/18/02 +0200, Andre Engels wrote:
> > >
> > >I would not be in favor of having loads of articles on someone's view on
> > >something. We need a general article on Marxism, and 2 or 3 articles like
> > >"Marxist views on Economics" or "Marxist views on History" might even be
> > >ok, but in general such a view should be (with the clear indications what
> > >it is) on the main page in those areas where the Marxist view is important,
> > >and not on Wikipedia at all where it is not.
> >
> > A large number of articles either on Marxism and associated movements, or
> > historical articles on incidents where Communist parties have acted either
> > in or out of power are appropriate, when someone has the energy to do them.
> > Those articles necessarily will include Marxist theory as the actions are
> > incomprehensible in its absence.
> I think that in most cases these explanations could be very short, with a
> link to a more general explanation which could be found at the 'Marxism' (or
> perhaps 'Communism') page. We should be giving a long, extensive overview of
> marxist ideas on that page, and give a short description of the marxist views
> on a subject with those subjects where that is of interest, but not create
> pages like "Marxist view on Freedom", "Marxist view on Sport", "Buddhist view
> on Sacrifice" or "Conservative Christian view on Terrorism".

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