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The opium of the people

March 17, 2010

Just after his famous opium line, Marx has this to say:

The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusions about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions.

I think this nicely sums up what Carl and I have started to hint at in our last couple of posts.

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