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Men can be distinguished from animals by consciousness, by religion or anything else you like. They themselves begin to distinguish themselves from animals as soon as they begin to produce their means of subsistence, a step which is conditioned by their physical organisation. By producing their means of subsistence men are indirectly producing their actual material life.

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  1. Richard, 2:39 am, July 30, 2007

    It’s excellent – though Britain only really manufactures intermediaries (chemicals is our big thing) and some capital items, such as airports and guns. And they’re right, pop by the bucket-load. But it seems a little churlish to point that out.

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