Marx's prognosis of the future of the capitalist system has often been understood to imply a fatalistic view. Marx's own life should be enough to show that this is not so. Marx did not regard man as the impotent plaything of supernatural; but he thought that man could not ignore the laws of physical nature.
America is a new kind of society that produces a new kind of human being. That human being confident, self-reliant, tolerant, generous, future oriented is a vast improvement over the wretched, servile, fatalistic, and intolerant human being that traditional societies have always produced, and that Islamic societies produce now.Dinesh D'Souza, What's So Great About America (2003), Ch. 6
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