Roman Catholics: Disciples of Christ & Marx

Some 20th century radical movements have been founded in the name of Karl Marx, others in the name of Christ. But not many try to espouse the ideals of both. One of the rare exceptions is England's New Left Catholics, a coterie of Cambridge-educated intellectuals who advocate a social revolution that is both Communist and Christian. Not content to condemn capitalism as a moral evil, they also denounce the British Labor Party as the tired-blood expression of a bourgeois working class. In their view, the church is equally obsolescent in structure and...

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