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Marx or the Union?. The Proletariat’s Choice. Karl Marx (1818-1883) - German journalist and writer - Collaborated with Friedrich Engels - Combined German philosophy, French revolutionary ideas, and knowledge of British industrial conditions

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Marx or the union

Marx or the Union?

The Proletariat’s Choice


Marx or the union

  • Karl Marx (1818-1883)

    - German journalist and writer

    - Collaborated with Friedrich Engels

    - Combined German philosophy, French revolutionary ideas, and knowledge of British industrial conditions

    - Expressed ideas in the Communist Manifesto (1848) and in great detail in Das Kapital (1867)


Marx or the union

  • Marx saw history as a long series of conflicts between the social classes, the latest conflict being between property owners (the bourgeoisie) and workers (the proletariat)

    - Argued that capitalist system allowed bourgeoisie to extract “surplus value” of worker’s labor

    - According to Marx, surplus value was the difference between workers’ wages and the value of the goods they manufactured



Marx or the union

  • Marx argued that as the bourgeoisie became wealthier and more powerful and the proletariat became more impoverished, conditions would lead to a worker’s revolution

    - The workers would violently overthrow the bourgeoisie and afterwards would establish a communist society without classes


Marx or the union


Marx or the union

  • Beginning in the 19 and ultimate revolution as well as the antagonism it bredth century, workers had united for mutual assistance in times of illness, unemployment, or disability

    - But anticombination laws forbade workers to strike

    - However, these laws were abolished in Britain in the 1850s and the rest of Europe in subsequent decades


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Marx or the union


Marx or the union



Marx or the union


Marx or the union


Marx or the union

  • In 1889 Luxemburg and Emma Goldman in the United States, an anarchist who believed in the abolition of all governments, became famous but did not have a large following, the German socialist Clara Zetkin wrote: “Just as the male worker is subjected by the capitalist, so is the woman by the man, and she will always remain in subjugation until she is economically independent. Work is the indispensable condition for economic independence.”