Q for A - The Marxist Critique of Industrial Capitalism

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1. How do Marx and Engels define class, and what do they mean by the “class struggle”? They mean the separation of the oppressors and the oppressed. Most often the labor force and the few elite. They define the class struggle as the revolt of the working class who intend to overthrow their task masters and the task masters who intend to exploit and enslave the working class. 2. According to Marx and Engels, how does the class struggle in nineteenth century Europe differ from class struggles in previous eras? Due to the advancement of technology and machinery, the labor forces has evolved to accommodate a whole range of people from the population and as a result amassed their number and concentration. Thus they form trade unions to counter the bourgeoisie and wielded more power against them. 3. According to Marx and Engels, what are the characteristics of the bourgeoisie? They tend to exploit all they can do accumulated wealth and are shameless and full of self-interest. 4.
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