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  • Euro marxism

    1. 1. Marxism Warm and fuzzy proletariat
    2. 2. Karl Marx German revolutionary newspaper editor and author, 1818-1883
    3. 3. Friedrich Engels Son of a wealthy German factory owner Philosopher and Co-author of Marx’s works Patron of Marx
    4. 4. Marxism is... Caring about material prosperity of common person A consciousness of your own prosperity is important Believing that social class is directly related to your role in the production of products and wealth Believing that history is the continuing class struggle between the haves (Bourgeoisie) and have-nots (Proletariat) Believing that that which is good for the workers is good for all society
    5. 5. Marxism says... History will have gone through six stages of Hegelian dialectics to reach perfection 1. Primitive Communism - Tribal sharing 2. City-state slavery - birth of aristocracy 3. Feudalism - aristocrats rule the others 4. Capitalism - investors rule the others 5. Socialism - workers overthrow owners 6. Communism - no classes or inequality
    6. 6. Manifesto Published in 1848 “A Spectre is haunting Europe, the spectre of communism!” “In bourgeois society, therefore, the past dominates the present; in Communist society, the present dominates the past. In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.”
    7. 7. Calls for Abolition of inheritance Progressively high income taxes Abolition of land as private property A governmental monopoly on banking Free public schooling for all children Government ownership of all transportation
    8. 8. Exiled to England Revolutions of 1848 allowed the governments to round up rebels and exile them Marx moved to London and Engles paid all his bills so he could research all day at the Library of the British Museum
    9. 9. Das Kapital A criticism of the contradictions of capitalism “Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.”
    10. 10. Marx on religion Religion is the sign of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness.
    11. 11. Revisionism Edward Bernstein and Jean Juares Marxism without the violent class struggle

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