Marxism Unmasked: From Delusion to Destruction–Ludwig von Mises

“Materialism has two different meanings. The first refers exclusively to ethical problems. A material man is interested only in material things––food, drink, shelter––not in art, culture, and so forth. In this sense, the majority of men are materialists. The second meaning of materialism refers to a special group of solutions proposed to a basic philosophical problem––the relation between the human mind or soul on the one side, and the human body and the physiological functions of the body on the other side. Various answers to this problem have been offered––among them religious answers. We know very well that there is a connection between body and mind; surgery has proved that certain damages to the brain bring about certain changes in the function of the human mind. However, materialists of this second variety explain all manifestations of the human mind as products of the body.”

“The fundamental concept of the Communist Manifesto (1848) was that of “class” and “class conflict.”

Ludwig von Mises


The Prehistory of the Alt-right–Mises quoted