Marx has unfairly created a monopoly on socialism and a larger domain of discourse needs to consider that larger group. Marx with his scientific versus utopian etc has created a false dichotomy if Marx’s work is not science.
KEY TAKEAWAYS Unable to voice their concerns, Russian intellectuals used literature as a means to discuss social and political problems. Though virtually every writer wanted to make the world a better place, they disagreed on how their visions of utopia ought to be realized. Disagreements between giants like Leo Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky help us better understand the destructive path their country followed during the 20th century.