Thinking the unthinkable Ch 5

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Thinking the unthinkable Ch 5 1. What’s the “riddle” Marx is attempting to address? Why has the modern revolution not led to a better life for the masses? 2. For Marx, history should be understood as….? History of endouring repetitive events because class conflict in one of the elementary structures of all societies. History of all hitherto existion society is the history of class struggles. 3. Marx contends that “capitalists” (ie the Bourgeoisie) are also revolutionaries. How So? Dominant class had no interest in revolutionizing the social structures. Essence of traditionalism is maintaining the traditional arrangement. The capitalist system and capitalists who are revolutionaries because they live off profit This requires new commodities for new markets which means being constantly on the move tearing down what stands in the way building up whatevere will feed the greed Constantly revolutionizing he instruments of production and with them the whole relations of society. Always new ways and classes to oppress, new forms of struggle in place of old ones. Create two classes by setting up free trade
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