Historical Materialism VS Historical Idealism

Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history, such is tlhe history of civilization for thousands of years. To interpret history from this viewpoint is historical materialism; standing in opposition to this viewpoint is historical idealism.

"Cast Away Illusions, Prepare for Struggle" (August 14, 1949), Selected Works, Vol. IV, p. 428.


If we accept history as rules that guide the future, we give up possibilities for better futures.

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 Quotations Friom Chairman Mao Tsetung
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Mao, Zedong (2006-03-01), Quotations Friom Chairman Mao Tsetung, Synergy International of the Americas, Retrieved on 2014-01-02
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