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Marxism

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Definition belief in 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 replaced by communism
  • As a child, he adopted a Castro-inspired Marxism.
Marxism = belief in 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determined and that class struggle is needed to create historical change and that capitalism will ultimately be superseded by communism
  • A heady mix of Eastern Marxism and orthodox Hinduism, spiked with a shot of democracy.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Marxism = 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 replaced by communism
  • I merely gave Leah the very sensible advice that she should think twice about going to Angola because the Marxists are taking it over.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He had never sought the dissolution of the Soviet Union and never renounced his fundamental commitment to Marxism-Leninism.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • On the other hand, we must be wary of identifying everything that calls itself Marxism with Marx's own thinking.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • But years ago he'd concluded that Marxism wouldn't answer the questions posed by the suffering he encountered in Haiti.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • FATHER-ROBERT: Marxists.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  The Future Is in Eggs
  • "You fertility deities are worse than Marxists," he said.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • ... So Santos joined forces with Carlos, two disillusioned Marxists in search of their personal cause-or maybe their own personal Hollywood.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • We're not Marxists, we're nothing.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • I have read the Handbook of Marxism that Emil Burns edited.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Why on earth should a man, because he is a Marxist, be a drivelling idiot?
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • He had been droning along about "value," comparing the Marxist theory with the orthodox "use" theory.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Didn't it lead, inevitably, to Marxism?
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Then he crossed his ankles on the table and mumbled that it was someone who believed in Karl Marxist.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • But I'm no Marxist; we Fifths have a practical program.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • If I could not challenge their dedication, I could still question the philosophical and practical underpinnings of Marxism.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Are you with a Marxist newspaper?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • It was a religion, and as he grew older Marko learned that Marxism-Leninism was a jealous god, tolerating no competing loyalties.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • You can measure such things solely with your eyes, and besides, when the last judgment comes, even Marxists won't have protractors.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War

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