from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that believes in or follows the ideas of Marx and Engels.
- n. A Marxian.
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- adj. Following the ideals of Marxism.
- n. One that believes in or follows the ideals of Marxism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. One who believes in the theories of Karl Marx.
- adj. Of or pertaining to Marx or Marxism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A socialist of the school which accepts the views of Karl Marx, or a historian or sociologist who accepts Marx's economic interpretation of history.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an advocate of Marxism
- adj. following the ideas of Marx and Engels
- n. emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
I do think that the label Marxist to refer to a particular set of approaches to problems, or methodology, is confusing and unfortunate.
In the realm of scholarship, I think the term Marxist now more broadly is used for better or worse to point to scholarship in which class struggle is a strong factor, class is the major agent of history which moves across time, and in which material determinism is assumed.
Nations predicted up to 4 million people would need food aid over the coming months, Mugabe urged his countrymen to rededicate themselves to what he called Marxist-socialism ideals of hard work.
He's repeatedly going back to what he calls a Marxist cultural conspiracy to take over the country, where the Marxists have infiltrated government, pushing their multicultural agenda.
I was a Ph.D. candidate in Marxist social science at Madison, and I took a year off and worked construction and trained for the Golden Gloves.
I think both models are valid -- the "loose, temporary associations" are based on direct or indirect personal contact, and are often geared to small-scale, well-defined goals, while the point of a class in Marxist terms is that members of a class have a common interest towards various goals at the highest scale (trade v protectionism, redistributive taxation v low taxation, peace v war, etc).
If this man was not astute enough to know that Obama was a leftist, Marxist from the beginning and voted for him how is he to be listened to now?
I doubt you even know what a true Marxist is and for you to say our President is not a citizen is downright illiterate.
Calling President Obama a Leftist or a Socialist or a Marxist is just more of a broken record ...
To Randal, Yes I do know what makes a good prez and I. m fairly certain Marxist beliefs are not part of it.