Definition of Class struggle

1. Noun. Conflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes).

Exact synonyms: Class War, Class Warfare
Generic synonyms: Battle, Conflict, Struggle

Definition of Class struggle

1. Noun. conflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes); the active expression of a theoretical class conflict looked at from any kind of socialist perspective ¹

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Literary usage of Class struggle

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1. ...Russian Sociology: A Contribution to the History of Sociological Thought by Hecker, Julius Friedrich (1915)
"Social Classes and the class struggle Monistic Marxism views the class struggle as a constant factor in the evolution of productive forces. ..."

2. Socialism: Positive and Negative by Robert Rives La Monte (1907)
"The class struggle is logically such a necessary consequence of both the Materialistic Conception of History and the Law of Surplus-Value, that as we have ..."

3. Socialism: A Summary and Interpretation of Socialist Principles by John Spargo (1909)
"... class struggle THEORY No part of the theory of modern Socialism has called forth so much criticism and opposition as the doctrine of the class struggle. ..."

4. Socialism and Character by Vida Dutton Scudder (1912)
"On the contrary, the class-struggle spells obstinate hate. ... To encourage the class-struggle is to foment revolt, to glorify self-interest, and to applaud ..."

5. Progressivism--and After by William English Walling (1914)
"CHAPTER XI THE TRANSITION TO STATE SOCIALISM—THROUGH THE EXTENSION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF CLASS-STRUGGLE THE present class struggle against the large ..."

6. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1908)
"THE class struggle OF TO-DAY. BY SAUL BEAUMONT. IN THE life-time of a nation various changes take place. At times these changes develop slowly, peaceably; ..."

7. Elements of Socialism: A Text-book by John Spargo, George Byron Louis Arner (1912)
"... CHAPTER XI THE class struggle THEORY The theory stated: The class struggle theory is a part of the economic interpretation of history. ..."

8. ...Russian Sociology: A Contribution to the History of Sociological Thought by Hecker, Julius Friedrich (1915)
"Social Classes and the class struggle Monistic Marxism views the class struggle as a constant factor in the evolution of productive forces. ..."

9. Socialism: Positive and Negative by Robert Rives La Monte (1907)
"The class struggle is logically such a necessary consequence of both the Materialistic Conception of History and the Law of Surplus-Value, that as we have ..."

10. Socialism: A Summary and Interpretation of Socialist Principles by John Spargo (1909)
"... class struggle THEORY No part of the theory of modern Socialism has called forth so much criticism and opposition as the doctrine of the class struggle. ..."

11. Socialism and Character by Vida Dutton Scudder (1912)
"On the contrary, the class-struggle spells obstinate hate. ... To encourage the class-struggle is to foment revolt, to glorify self-interest, and to applaud ..."

12. Progressivism--and After by William English Walling (1914)
"CHAPTER XI THE TRANSITION TO STATE SOCIALISM—THROUGH THE EXTENSION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF CLASS-STRUGGLE THE present class struggle against the large ..."

13. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1908)
"THE class struggle OF TO-DAY. BY SAUL BEAUMONT. IN THE life-time of a nation various changes take place. At times these changes develop slowly, peaceably; ..."

14. Elements of Socialism: A Text-book by John Spargo, George Byron Louis Arner (1912)
"... CHAPTER XI THE class struggle THEORY The theory stated: The class struggle theory is a part of the economic interpretation of history. ..."

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