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class struggle

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(Philosophy) the class struggle marxism the continual conflict between the capitalist and working classes for economic and political power. Also known as: the class war

class′ strug′gle


n.
(in Marxism) the struggle for political and economic power waged between capitalists and workers.
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Noun1.class struggle - conflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes)class struggle - conflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes)
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
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He laid too great stress on what he called the class struggle, the antagonism between labor and capital, the conflict of interest.
Page one hundred and thirty-two," I read aloud: "'The class struggle, therefore, presents itself in the present stage of social development between the wage-paying and the wage-paid classes.
We say that the class struggle is a law of social development.
Page one hundred and twenty-six: 'The cycle of class struggles which began with the dissolution of rude, tribal communism and the rise of private property will end with the passing of private property in the means of social existence.
Finally, in times when the class struggle nears the decisive hour, the process of dissolution going on within the ruling class, in fact within the whole range of society, assumes such a violent, glaring character, that a small section of the ruling class cuts itself adrift, and joins the revolutionary class, the class that holds the future in its hands.
The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.
For in-class essays, do you think the ESL students in your class struggle with time constraints?
Take the issue of unfit par-ents (Home Sweet Homediddily-Dum-Doodily) as the Simpson siblings are placed in the care of the Flanders' school uniforms (Team Homer)' social class (Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield).
Amiri Baraka, having received the Furious Flower Lifetime Achievement Award, comments on the Movement and cites "the one mistake" made by its founders: the failure to realize that all peoples are divided by class struggle.
Politician George Gallowary learns about the upper crust world of equestion sports from socialite Victoria Hervey, who tries to master the history of class struggle before the pair test their new-found knowledge in a head-to-head quiz
Politician George Galloway learns about the upper-crust world of equestrian sports from socialite Victoria Hervey, who tries to master the history of class struggle before the pair test their new-found knowledge in a head-to-head quiz.
Labour abandoned its traditional class struggle in favour of creating a diverse society, seeing the ethnic minorities as standard bearers of social justice and change, a new group of voters who would be loyal to Labour.