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Beginners guide to Marxism

Beginners guide to Marxism

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  • Revolutionary Marxism
    • Karl Marx
  • ‘ Factors of Production’ LAND LABOUR CAPITAL
  • Class
    • People are sorted into ‘classes’ by their relationship with these factors of production.
    • Put crudely, the aristocracy own land, the bourgeosie own capital (are capitalists), and the proletariat sell their labour.
  • Wealth is unevenly shared Proletariat Bourgeoisie Aristocracy
  • Class Struggle 1 Phase 1 Bourgeois ‘capitalists’ challenge aristocracy as industry is revolutionised
  • Class Struggle 2
    • Phase 2
    • Proletariat develop ‘political consciousness’
    • and overthrow the bourgeoisie and share abundance .
  • The Problem… There wasn’t Marxist revolution in those countries which had developed a large, more educated, working class*. The ‘revolution’ (it was in fact more a coup d’etat) occurred in backward Russia. The Bolshevik Party could either wait for the anticipated World Revolution or… * Lenin reasoned that the acquisition of empires had forestalled this.
  • Stalinism
    • Josef Stalin