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Unjust Taxation and Popular Resistance
Historical materialism as a concept for understanding society, past, present and future, is under constant examination, by its adherents as much as by its opponents. [*] Some of these discussions are stimulating, intellectually exciting and perhaps even useful for the definition of political strategies. Much space has been occupied by those who are primarily concerned with one side of the Marxist project—theory rather practice. Whether or not this distances them from contemporary political issues is not my concern; but I intend here to examine the importance of the concepts of historical materialism to the practice of the working historian.
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