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expropriate

to deprive (an owner) of (property) by taking it for public use.
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This approach lends the book a quick-paced narrative format that, while jumping between events and characters in a way that makes it hard to get an overall picture of anarchism in Argentina at the time, certainly does bring to the fore the romanticism and adventurism of the expropriators of the title.
Instead, he became supervisor of the notorious group of "expropriators." In Montefiore's Young Stalin Jughashvili's leadership to this armed unit is treated as a culminating point in a spectacular criminal career, but it might be more aptly seen as a mark of personal failure.
Expropriating the expropriators, for example, entails responsibility for the misery of those expropriated.
What rights of self-help resistance owners possess against the now presumptively greedy expropriators is not a subject Waldron broaches.
the resources of peoples they had identified as savages, expropriators
Indeed, it is tempting to see "Will Varner" not simply as the latest in a series of otherwise anonymous expropriators but as the allegorical incarnation of the successive agonistic wills that constitute the restless motor of history under a thin varnish or veneer of legality.
In the fullness of time these workers would rise up and expropriate the expropriators. For Marx, liberal society wasn't simply immoral; it was irrational.
the first volume of Capital...deduces the 'expropriation of the expropriators' as the inevitable and ultimate result of the production of surplus value and of the progressive concentration of capital.
The fight of the Mexicanos' Gorras Blancas (White Caps) movement, engaging in direct action to cut fences placed on their land, was comparable to the mythification of Billy, perceived as fighting against the common enemy of Anglo expropriators (land speculators, cattle growers, railroads) and the courts promoting such interests.
While this is not precisely a valuation scheme that Dagan considers, the remedy suggests to future expropriators that they have little to fear from this method of restitution.
When asked by Saxel how it is possible to reconcile dialectical materialism with a belief in the immortality of the soul, the spirit replies, after a moment of hesitation, that philosophical questions can be elucidated only in a classless society created by the expropriation of the expropriators (p.