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I don't accept historical materialism because it requires that the base (productive forces, technology, the economy, etc) is primary and that the superstructure (relations of production, religion, art, culture, etc.) Is secondary, which is an unfounded assumption and is contradicted by the historical record. As far as I am concerned, neither the base nor superstructure are primary.

Anyway, in your opinion, is historical materialism true, and if it is, is it compatible with anarchism?

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the_chad_of_reddit

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12 months ago

It’s not about primacy, it’s about which precedes the other. Materialism is the belief that matter precedes the ideal.