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the socialist and communist theory of the followers of karl marx and friedrich engels; a radical, revolutionary political philosophy that aims to capture state power, introduce a dictatorship of the proletariat, and then progress to communism.

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  • wolff and resnick devote a large share of the book’s pages to an explanation of marxism, primarily because it is the least understood (and perhaps the most vilified) of the three theories. for many readers, it might be tempting to dismiss marxism as a serious economic alternative, given its unfortunate historical associations. based on what we know about the rise and fall of the soviet union, and the widely held historical narratives of the past century, the mere mention of “marxism” inevitably conjures up horrific images of oppressive communist regimes and the devastating legacy of the cold war. the authors warn, however, that it would be a mistake to “treat any one theory within the tradition as if it were the whole tradition” and misleading to equate marxism with the interpretation and implementation given it by the former soviet union. bls.gov

  • the soviet party is opportunist and revisionist; it lacks any deep knowledge of marxism; its ideas about disarmament are absurd; peaceful coexistence could mean nothing, except as a tactical weapon to deceive the enemy; the soviet idea of a division of labor among the countries of the socialist camp is wrong; and china must go her own way. cia.gov

  • in the third world, a legacy of colonialism and anti-imperialist struggle have given marxism popular support. in africa, marxism has had notable impact in such nations as ethiopia, benin, angola, kenya, and senegal. in less stable societies marxism's combination of materialist analysis with a militant sense of justice remains a powerful attraction. its influence has significantly weakened, however, and seems likely to fade even more since the decline of the communist bloc in eastern europe. indeed, the fall of communism has led many to predict a similar fate for marxism. much of marxism, because of its close association with communism, has already been popularly discredited. factmonster.com

  • in the third world, a legacy of colonialism and anti-imperialist struggle have given marxism popular support. in africa, marxism has had notable impact in such nations as ethiopia, benin, angola, kenya, and senegal. in less stable societies marxism's combination of materialist analysis with a militant sense of justice remains a powerful attraction. its influence has significantly weakened, however, and seems likely to fade even more since the decline of the communist bloc in eastern europe. indeed, the fall of communism has led many to predict a similar fate for marxism. much of marxism, because of its close association with communism, has already been popularly discredited. infoplease.com

  • tragically, physicians in both training and practice are finding themselves reprimanded, or dismissed, for even suggesting that somehow their education, their knowledge, and skills, are superior to those of apps. in a kind of "medical marxism," everyone has to be equal. but that's poor science and has a chilling effect on attempts to investigate the app model. medpagetoday.com