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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.
Heavily influenced by Marxist ideology, he began a programme of collective farming.
With the disintegration of Soviet Union, Marxist ideology or Marxism was criticized by the thinkers and philosophers who were in favour of capitalism.
The fourth and final part discusses "the Ethiopian Revolution", which ended up espousing the Marxist ideology. This chapter takes up a bulky part of the book probably because the Revolution provides a unique background for the development of the state-church relationship during this period.
Clinging to outmoded Marxist ideology, they consider themselves to be "Internationalist", meaning British, which, when the Labour party was founded, was a convenient way to accommodate the reality of the historically large non-Welsh workforce in the coal industry, but does nothing to solve the problems of modern Wales.
Because according to Marxist ideology, the minority organized group of lower class will incur the revolutionary steps initially and that step historically appeared tortuous and blood-shedding.
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.
Marxist ideology gave special relevance to certain features of evolution.
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.
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.P.