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Old 10-04-2006, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Can someone give me a example of Marxism?

Can anyone think of a example of Marxism that has happened recently?
I have to bring in a news article of an example of Marxism into class tonight but i can not think of anything.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:17 PM   #2
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Default Can someone give me a example of Marxism?

an example of marxism?

do they mean, like, class conflict? socialism? that's really vague.

also, do your own homework

edit: took me 2 seconds on google. you should probably just drop out of school if you're that lazy. heh.

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ne...TF-8&q=marxism
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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class conflict is really what im looking for.

"those who rule and those who are ruled"
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:32 PM   #4
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Default Can someone give me a example of Marxism?

Marxism didn't even exist when Marx was alive. You're going to have a rough time of it.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:54 PM   #5
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:55 PM   #6
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this is what i ended up using.
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Old 10-04-2006, 03:56 PM   #7
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thanks for the tips anyways.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:01 PM   #8
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Default Can someone give me a example of Marxism?

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this is what i ended up using.
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uhh, that one is not gonna work... I expect that you'll probably fail the assignment.

The meer mention of "poverty" does not Marxism make. See Yllus' response below.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:02 PM   #9
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You'd be hard-pressed to find any examples of true Marxist policies being carried out, but if its class conflict you're looking for, all you need to do is open your eyes and look at the country. A great majority of the issues in politics today are created, directly or indirectly, from class conflict.
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Dude, didn't you just pick the exact opposite of class conflict? Serving in the military to qualify under the G.I. Bill is like the opposite of that - it's making use of one of the U.S.'s smartest pieces of legislation to enable social class mobility.
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Old 10-04-2006, 04:23 PM   #11
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I'm curious why you equate Marxism with class conflict. From my own understanding sociology works on two opposing views of society: functionalism and conflict-theory. If you're looking for an example to support conflict-theory, you would want something that shows an economically deprived class, and then show that this class would provide a greater benefit to society as a whole if it were not economically deprived. How far does one need to look?
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:20 PM   #12
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Well, I'm no expert in the current definition of Marxism, but I have read "The Communist Manefesto" which Marx wrote and its all about class struggle. Also its important to note that he considers it inevitable that the works will end up controlling the means of production. And probably most importantly he believed that this can only be achieved through war. I usually consider that fact that a violent overthrow is needed to be the unique part of Marx's philosophy.
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:32 PM   #13
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uhh, that one is not gonna work... I expect that you'll probably fail the assignment.

The meer mention of "poverty" does not Marxism make. See Yllus' response below.
Yeah... While there is a general issue with the military having a large number of those with little means, it isn't exactly a good thing for the OP, at least to me. It also isn't exactly a bad thing either. Issues with Iraq aside, the military is a great boost for the exceedingly broke (the benefits can really help fix their humble beginings).

If you want a class issue, why not just go with the economy? It is largely driven by people with massive amounts of wealth, while the actual average income has not gone up in over five years, while the cost of everything has.
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Default Can someone give me a example of Marxism?

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And probably most importantly he believed that this can only be achieved through war. I usually consider that fact that a violent overthrow is needed to be the unique part of Marx's philosophy.
not really.

that was more of a stalinist / facist thing.
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