Marxist


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Marxist

A person who espouses 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. Marxists believe 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.
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It seemed that there was no alternative to conflict between Marxists and religious people; only debate and acrimony would be possible between the two convictions, the two ultimate commitments.
While Pakulski and Waters highlight some weaknesses in classical Marxist theory, they rely upon a caricature of Marxist class theory by accusing it of 'inherent economic reductionism' (Pakulski and Waters, 1996: 44) and describing its self-perception is as 'a universal explanatory key to economic, cultural and political relations' (Pakulski and Waters, 1996: 28).
I fail to see how this exonerates Obama from the inherent violence and belief of Marxist communism.
Indeed, a reader interested in a well-written summary of some of the chief Marxist legal thinkers would be well advised to read this book.
But though his purported theme is "the disastrous relation between art and property" and his aim is to express his "opposition to bourgeois culture and society," the truth is that he wrote about art that, according to Marxist principles, must express the values of the society he detests--Matisse or Moore, Picasso or Lipchitz, Leger, Millet, Courbet, Gauguin, or Kokoschka--with unde rstanding, love, and delight.
The Executive Secretariat which drew up the EOHRs extensive program of action had seven members: one Nationalist, one Marxist, four Marxists who have moved toward Liberal positions and one Liberal.
Another kind of solution awaited Jews, Marxist and non-Marxist alike, and did not spare thinkers who devised their own Marxist amalgam.
The AIDS epidemic is an earthquake revealing the deepest fault-lines and chasms in both personal and public life, and yet even Marxist dialectics did not serve the playwright well enough to raise this question of basic social solidarity in the sharpest dramatic form.
A Jewish immigrant born in Warsaw in 1904, Shachtman was a communist in the twenties, a follower of Trotsky in the thirties, and--after he broke with his mentor in 1939--the leader of an independent and increasingly esoteric Marxist sect that has left a surprisingly large mark on American political life.
Dialectical research methods in the classical Marxist tradition.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and Left Front Chairman Biman Bose said here on Sunday that all arrangements were being made for the funeral of veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu.