Some articles on historical inevitability:
... Both Hegel and Marx advocated historical inevitability in contrast to the doctrine of contingency, allowing for alternative outcomes, that was advocated by Friedrich ... However, Marx argued against the use of the "historical inevitability" argument when used to explain the destruction of early communes in Russia ... that Marx had discovered, including the historical inevitability of capitalism followed by a transition to socialism ...
Famous quotes containing the word historical:
“After so many historical illustrations of the evil effects of abandoning the policy of protection for that of a revenue tariff, we are again confronted by the suggestion that the principle of protection shall be eliminated from our tariff legislation. Have we not had enough of such experiments?”
—Benjamin Harrison (18331901)