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proletariat

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Definition a social class consisting of those who must work for wages to support themselves
  • Marx did not envision a generally satisfied proletariat that found meaning and financial reward in their work.
proletariat = a social class consisting of those who must work for wages to support themselves
  • Marx expected the proletariat to rise in rebellion.
  • proletariat = a social class consisting of those who must work for wages to support themselves
  • His thesis is that globalization has made capitalists more effective at exploiting the proletariat.
    Alan Reynolds  --  The Top 10 Percent, AgainMarch 10, 2006  --  http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=5955&print=Y (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • Karl Marx first identified the proletariat as the class of people that would lead a revolution to end the class system.
  • Ostrinski explained the organization of the party, the machinery by which the proletariat was educating itself.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • proletariat = a social class consisting of those who must work for wages to support themselves
  • The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • proletarians = a social class consisting of those who must work for wages to support themselves
  • "You were getting perilously near to the late Roman poor-rates," said I, smiling, "and the doling out of bread to the proletariat."
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • proletariat = a social class consisting of those who must work for wages to support themselves
  • His origin is even more proletarian than mine.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • proletarian = a social class consisting of those who must work for wages to support themselves
  • Marx concentrated on the vulnerability of capitalism to financial crises, on the tendency toward concentration in industry, and on the alleged distributive exploitation of the proletariat.
    James M. Buchanan  --  Notes on the Liberal Constitution  --  http://www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cj14n1-1.html (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • Ostrinski explained the organization of the party, the machinery by which the proletariat was educating itself.
    Sinclair, Upton  --  The Jungle
  • Thus the proletariat is recruited from all classes of the population.
    Marx, Karl & Engles, Frederick  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • The proletariat has grown up outside the Church and without the Church.
    London, Jack  --  The Iron Heel
  • In the Soviet Union, the rulers claimed to act on behalf of the proletariat.
    Tom Palmer  --  Why Socialism Collapsed in Eastern Europe  --  http://www.cato.org/special/berlinwall/palmer1990.html (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • And yet I don't suppose that ten per cent of the proletariat live correctly.
    Wilde, Oscar  --  The Picture Of Dorian Gray
  • They will exhaust themselves struggling against their proletariat.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Under Western Eyes
  • I knew that if they had succeeded in getting me fired they would have considered it a triumph of proletarian tactics.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • 140 MOTHER-JACQUES: Proletarians!
    Eugene Ionesco  --  The Future Is in Eggs
  • The dictatorship of the proletariat or democracy?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • This will show thee how to unite with thy proletarian brothers.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Call the embassy and have them send over the biggest, fanciest diplomatic limousine you proletarians own.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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