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ˈmɑrk sɪz əm; -si əˌnɪz əmMarx·ism

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  1. Marxismnoun

    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determined and that class struggle is needed to create historical change and that capitalism will ultimately be superseded by communism


  1. Marxismnoun

    A system of economic and political thought, originated by Karl Marx, and elaborated by others. It holds that the state has been the a device for suppression of the masses, allowing exploitation by a dominant (capitalistic) class; that historical change occurs through class struggle; and that the capitalist system will inevitably wither away to be superseded by a classless society.


  1. Marxismnoun

    The socialist philosophy and political program founded by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; scientific socialism.

  2. Marxismnoun

    The socialist ideology of the followers of Karl Marx; a radical, revolutionary political philosophy that aims to capture state power, introduce a dictatorship of the proletariat, and then progress to communism.

  3. marxismnoun

    The socialist philosophy and political program developed by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels.

  4. marxismnoun

    Any social or political philosophy or ideology derived from the thought of Karl Marx.

  5. Etymology: Karl Marx + -ism.


  1. Marxism

    Marxism is an economic and sociopolitical worldview and method of socioeconomic inquiry based upon a materialist interpretation of historical development, a dialectical view of social change, and an analysis of class-relations within society and their application in the analysis and critique of the development of capitalism. In the mid-to-late 19th century, the intellectual tenets of Marxism was inspired by two German philosophers: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Marxist analyses and methodologies have influenced multiple political ideologies and social movements throughout history. Marxism encompasses an economic theory, a sociological theory, a philosophical method, and a revolutionary view of social change. There is no one definitive Marxist theory; Marxist analysis has been applied to a variety of different subjects and has been misconceived and modified during the course of its development, resulting in multiple and sometimes contradictory theories that fall under the rubric of Marxism or Marxian analysis. Marxism is based on a materialist understanding of societal development, taking as its starting point the necessary economic activities required by human society to provide for its material needs. The form of economic organization, or mode of production, is understood to be the basis from which the majority of other social phenomena — including social relations, political and legal systems, morality and ideology — arise. These social relations form the superstructure, for which the economic system forms the base. As the forces of production improve, existing forms of social organization become inefficient and stifle further progress. These inefficiencies manifest themselves as social contradictions in the form of class struggle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Marxism in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

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    The numerical value of Marxism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Marxism in a Sentence

  1. Jude Blanchette:

    Even if it offends our post-communist conventional wisdom, I think we have to begin accepting the notion that Xi Jinping actually believes in Marx and Marxism.

  2. Bao Tong:

    He focused on these problems, not on how you can help develop Marxism.

  3. Ron DeSantis:

    What you see now with the rise of this woke ideology is an attempt to really delegitimize our history and to delegitimize our institutions, and I view the wokeness as a form of cultural Marxism, they really want to tear at the fabric of our society.

  4. Frank Straus Meyer:

    The ideal type of the Communist is a man in whom all individual, emotional, and unconscious elements have been reduced to a minimum and subjected to the control of an iron will, informed by a supple intellect. That intellect is totally at the service of a single and compelling idea, made incarnate in the Communist Party: the concept of History as an inexorable god whose ways are revealed ‘scientifically’ through the doctrine and method of Marxism-Leninism.

  5. Troy Nikolaos:

    Unfortunately we won't see what we want in our lifetime, but the least we can do is continue resisting and fighting marxism to keep our ideas alive for future generations to build on. If our so-called Ultra-Nationalist ideas were not dangerous the enemy would not spend so many resources daily for our demonization. Semper Paratus Nobiscum Deus GOTT MIT UNS!

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