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).
The autonomous Marxists now seem to repudiate entirely this Marxist political strategy.
The Congress and the Marxists may have tangoed in Delhi but in the two party system that exists in Kerala, the two have been at each other's throats for more than 53 years.
Marxist communism, is characterised by the "class struggle" which implies that society is founded on violence.
According to Marxist doctrine, the proletariat is the only class that can overpower and vanquish the oppressive bourgeoisie.
At the time, Marxist terrorist Reies Lopez Tijerina was embroiled in a reign of terror in New Mexico, having stormed the Rio Arriba County courthouse in New Mexico at the head of 150 other armed terrorists, killing a police officer, shooting another man, and taking 20 people hostage, all in an effort to establish "exclusive and supreme jurisdiction within our territorial jurisdiction, over all persons and property situated therein, to the exclusion of all other countries and governments.
3) China Mieville proposes to take a critical, Marxist approach to this overwhelmingly positive view of inter national law.
The terminally rumpled Dick Armey (R-Whiskey Gulch) even went so far as to suggest that the Clintons might be Marxists, drawing an angry personal rebuke from Bubba himself.
When Kozol asked Cuba's education minister why political propaganda filled Cuba's adult-literacy-course texts, he got the standard Marxist line: "All education has forever had a class bias.
Derived from the work of the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, hegemony answered to the need of social historians for a theory that articulated this capacious new concept of power.
Yet it is also worthwhile to place the house in a broader context: After gaining its independence in 1960, Congo by 1963 became a Marxist republic supported by the Soviet Union.