from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The political and economic philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in which the concept of class struggle plays a central role in understanding society's allegedly inevitable development from bourgeois oppression under capitalism to a socialist and ultimately classless society.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The socialist philosophy and political program founded by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; scientific socialism.
- n. The socialist ideology of the followers of Karl Marx; a radical, revolutionary political philosophy that aims to capture state power, introduce a dictatorship of the proletariat, and then progress to communism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A system of economic and political thought, originated by Karl Marx, and elaborated by others. It holds that the state has been the a device for suppression of the masses, allowing exploitation by a dominant (capitalistic) class; that historical change occurs through class struggle; and that the capitalist system will inevitably wither away to be superseded by a classless society.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the economic and political theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that hold that human actions and institutions are economically determined and that class struggle is needed to create historical change and that capitalism will ultimately be superseded by communism
Before I started writing this column on why paychecks are likely to keep shrinking even if unemployment starts to inch down, I consulted Google to see if the term Marxism was trending upward.
Such social Marxism is destroying the West, slowly but surely.
I would agree that pretty much the only places you can find doctrinaire believers in Marxism these days in the First World are on campuses.
But as health expenses start taking up a third of national income, healthcare socialism starts becoming just plain Marxism: to each according to his needs.
Barry's little run at Marxism is a disaster along with his presidency. sharon
This is, historically speaking, simply an error: Marxism is specifically a form of revolutionary socialism.
I will not be surprised if the McNamarian casesof people jumping the shark out the windows while yelling “Marxism is coming, Marxism is coming” will be reported soon ...
I will not be surprised if the McNamarian cases of people jumping the shark out the windows while yelling “Marxism is coming, Marxism is coming” will be reported soon ...
Marxism is usually misreprsented as a political creed, when it's more a predictive economic theory.
Orthodox Marxism is no better than orthodox capitalism, in that both systems are completely theoretical.