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									 Karl Marx

Who what what?
What kind of guy would have
        said this?
History calls those men the greatest
 who have ennobled themselves by
 working for the common good;
 experience acclaims as happiest the
 man who has made the greatest
 number of people happy.

 Marx, Letter to His Father (1837)
Reason has always existed, but not
 always in a reasonable form.

 Marx, Letter from the Deutsch-
 Französische Jahrbücher to Ruge
Political Economy regards the
 proletarian ... like a horse, he must
 receive enough to enable him to work.
 It does not consider him, during the
 time when he is not working, as a
 human being. It leaves this to criminal
 law, doctors, religion, statistical
 tables, politics, and the beadle.

 Marx, Wages of Labour (1844)
The ideas of the ruling class are in every
  epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which
  is the ruling material force of society, is at
  the same time its ruling intellectual force.
  The class which has the means of material
  production at its disposal, has control at
  the same time over the means of mental
  production, so that thereby, generally
  speaking, the ideas of those who lack the
  means of mental production are subject to
  Marx, German Ideology (1845)
It will be the workers, with their courage,
   resolution and self-sacrifice, who will be chiefly
   responsible for achieving victory. The petty
   bourgeoisie will hesitate as long as possible and
   remain fearful, irresolute and inactive; but when
   victory is certain it will claim it for itself and will
   call upon the workers to behave in an orderly
   fashion, and it will exclude the proletariat from
   the fruits of victory. ... the rule of the bourgeois
   democrats, from the very first, will carry within it
   the seeds of its own destruction, and its
   subsequent displacement by the proletariat will
   be made considerably easier..

  Marx, Address of the Central Committee to the
  Communist League (1850)
This kind of guy.
1. What are your expectations of
   Marxism, based on these quotations?
2. Read the extract on Marxism in your
   Critical Anthology and write a brief
   ‘Dummies Guide to Marxism’ as a

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