- Also called class conflict. conflict between different classes in a community resulting from different social or economic positions and reflecting opposed interests.
- Also called class war, class warfare. (in Marxist thought) the struggle for political and economic power carried on between capitalists and workers.
Origin of class struggle
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for class struggle
It is the soul of the Marxian doctrine of the class-struggle, nay, of the whole Marxian system.
It is the class-struggle which is evolving new ideas of right (droit) in opposition to the existing law.
The strike, in the view of the syndicalists, is the manifestation of the class-struggle par excellence.
The fundamental idea of revolutionary syndicalism is the idea of class-struggle.
It is on the nature of that class-struggle in Britain that the security of life and property is fundamentally reposed.Liberalism and the Social Problem
Winston Spencer Churchill
- the class struggle marxism the continual conflict between the capitalist and working classes for economic and political powerAlso known as: the class war
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