The political and economic philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in which the concept of class struggle plays a central role in understanding society’s allegedly inevitable development from bourgeois oppression under capitalism to a socialist and ultimately classless society.

Definition: the political and economic philosophy invented by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels where society is controlled by capitalism who entice class struggle in society.

Bourgeoisie: someone who belongs in the middle class.

        The class which has the means of material production at its disposal has control at the same time over the means of mental production, so that thereby, generally speaking, the ideas of those who lack the means of mental production are subject to it. (Marx & Engels:

The mass media simply disseminate the ideas and world views of the ruling class, and deny or defuse alternative ideas. in the mass media there is a tendency to avoid the unpopular and unconventional and to draw on ‘values and assumptions which are most valuable and most widely
legitimated’. Marxism has a very negative stereotype in modern society, example from the ‘smear campaign’ on David Milliband about his Marxist veiws and how he seen society. It was especially negative because of Ed Millibands opposite ideology to his fathers. Marxism is an oppression on society, where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.


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