Marxism


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Marxism

The economic and social philosophy espousing free access to goods and services, the lack of distinction between classes, the lack of state or government, and common ownership (not state ownership) of the means of production. Marxism asserts that the proletariat (those with no access to capital but who provide most of the labor) will inevitably overthrow the capitalist class and that the state, after a brief period in which it controls the means of production, will fade away to create an ideal society. Marxism is a type of communism. It is named for 19th-century economic philosopher Karl Marx.
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Del Noce's particular preoccupation with Marxism might make the ideas in the book seem less relevant to contemporary English-speaking readers, but in fact the analysis concerns a more fundamental intellectual movement that characterizes the modern world generally.
Eagleton rightly mentions that the only reason for critics' discrediting of Marxism is its political impotence.
The official, quasi-official, and unofficial interpretations of Marxism consequently proliferated.
Wolff and Resnick challenge those who have difficulty removing Marxism from its attendant stigma by reminding them that an interpretation of neoclassical theory was once used to support the tyrannical reign of Augusto Pinochet in Chile and Park Chung-hee in South Korea.
202) Astonishingly, however, in his report on the Anglophone world, Blackledge says nothing about analytical Marxism, which has notoriously rejected dialectics and has been influential in discussing new methods for Marxism in several disciplines.
Called in response to the threat posed by Thatcherism and Reaganism, it seemed scripted as a love-in of British Marxism and unwound as expected, with statements of achievement and mild calls for expanding, contextualizing, and rethinking of Marxist scholarship.
This is implicit in Derrida's work on Marx, but is much more clearly elucidated by Lyotard, who argues Marxism is not dead, because it points to a wrong committed-the wrong done by capital.
Hobsbawm is interested here less in the validity of particular Marxist ideas, than the changing political and ideological place of Marxism in the world.
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The review is hardly worth mentioning except insofar as it points to a gap in perspectives between academics who utilize theoretical Marxism in their work and the political socialists (such as those from the World Socialist Movement) who contribute to Socialist Standard.
Unlike the mass spectacles depicted in marxism today (prologue), this unified structure does not effect a subordination of individual components.
So he fled to Russia in hopes of finding a more pure form of Marxism.