Open for Debate
There are many who believe communism is an inherently flawed political system, and that anyone who supports it is at best naive and at worst corrupt. Inessa Armand was a champion of socialism and communism because she believed that eliminating the classes would uplift women. She was not alone in this belief. Helen Keller, revered advocate for the disabled, perceived socioeconomic status as the key factor in achieving adequate health care, and was a staunch socialist in her adulthood. A case could certainly be made for regarding these and other supporters as naive in believing a world without class-related poverty is possible, but just because someone may not agree with their political allegiance shouldn't be cause for dismissal or diminishment of their works on behalf of the subjugated.
Bibliography: Elwood, Carter. "Armand, Inessa." The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, Vol. 1, Oxford University Press, 2008, 137-138.
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