The Mysterious Sword of Robinson Crusoe.

Somewhat randomly reading Engels’ Anti-Dühring today,  I always enjoyed its style and I think many of our contemporary discussions would benefit from Engels’ healthy sarcasms and such, although I can see many interlocutors getting offended, proposing theories about types of humans to deal with, accuse Engels’ of ad hominem attacks (probably rightfully so) and so on. Engels would be a horribly “trolling” blogger, that’s for sure. 

In Part II on Anti-Dühring there is a nice discussion of Gewalt, rendered “force” in English, but first some nice stabs at this poor fellow, Eugen Duhring, who is only known today because he was attacked by Engels (note this fact, young passionate bloggers): Continue reading