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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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His literary reputation to some extent rests on his first six novels, in which he imaginatively mined a set of thematic constants relating to the oppression of Afro-Ecuadorians, economic exploitation, and class struggle: themes that both reflect his Marxist ideology (he spent long periods in both the Soviet Union and China) and his position as a black man within the context of Ecuadorian society.
With the fall of Soviet Union and with the subsequent collapse of Eastern European communist states it was argued by the Capitalists that Marxism stands refuted by these historic events, in other words, it no longer provides a usable or workable theoretical framework for the solution of future problems, in other words collapse of Soviet Union was argued as collapse of Marxist ideology or Marxism.
12) Furthermore, Evangelical churches combated Marxist ideology and presented their own through nonviolent approaches such as by creating a counter-culture community, and by discursively challenging its ideological legitimacy through protest-oriented gospel songs.
He appreciates the rebellious characters and praises their follow-up on footing the Marxist ideology.
Marxist ideology has failed miserably," he told reporters here today.
This, it bears noting, is a sort of datum of positively capital theoretical importance, obviating as it does most of the claims of the self-styled 'new kinship studies,' which, it also bears noting, have more than an accidental connexion to Marxist ideology (Shapiro 2008).
However, he rightly rejects the Marxist ideology in which Lukacs placed his idea of reification.
Brady's extensive, hard-won research behind the scenes of the Department reveals agile policy-makers attempting to distance themselves from Marxist ideology and the Eastern Bloc's fate, while retaining single-party domination over China.
Marxist ideology gave special relevance to certain features of evolution.
Quick-paced, and yet clearly elucidated, describes the engagement with complex issues of historiography and, in many cases, attempts to unhitch decades of latent Marxist ideology from the conception of "radicalism" as conceived by Christopher Hill and E.
The FARC, which decades ago discarded the Marxist ideology it wielded in the 1960s for the mercenary causes of abduction and drug trafficking, is anything but an altruistic movement, so many wondered what it would get in exchange for the propaganda coup it handed Mr.
One can understand republicanism as another branch of today's social Marxist ideology of equality in all things, like so-called political correctness.