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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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Contrary to Marxist ideology critique they all find a positive element in the legitimating function of ideology that is borne out of a utopian dimension.
After painting Kolkata blue, Mamata govt set out to whitewash history last month when the school education syllabus committee decided to drop the chapters on Karl Marx, the founder of the Marxist ideology, from higher secondary history textbooks in the state.
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