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).
Peter Hallward in contrast emphasizes the importance of voluntary and autonomous action and direct participation, but throughout most of the discussions in this book, in true Marxist fashion, there is very little mention of liberty, and not very much about community.
I fail to see how this exonerates Obama from the inherent violence and belief of Marxist communism.
Second, he fails to explore the continued vitality of Marxist legal ideology in post-Communist countries.
Kozol's next book, On Being a Teacher, takes as its starting point the crude Marxist view that education in all societies is "a system of indoctrination.
In arguing for a radical, three-dimensional view of power, Lukes was indeed responding to the resurgence of interest in Marxist theory which British social historians had done much to initiate.
I don't want your poison anyhow," said The Marxist, squinting to read the headlines as they curled away in the newsman's spotty fist.
The signing came despite protests by hundreds of Marxist demonstrators who marched near Parliament to demand that the aid-sharing plan be dropped
The Polish Church was in a grim spiritual battle with Marxist atheism and its governmental totalitarianism.
Apostles and Agitators: Italy's Marxist Revolutionary Tradition.