Definition of Class warfare

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

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

Definition of Class warfare

1. Noun. (pejorative idiomatic) The efforts of levelers promoting a greater financial contribution from the rich for the general benefit of the masses ¹

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Literary usage of Class warfare

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1. The Socialists: Who They are and what They Stand for : the Case for by John Spargo (1906)
"TO END class warfare To end this class warfare is the conscious aim of the Socialist movement. Socialists are not aiming, as many people suppose, ..."

2. The Problem of the Pacific by Charles Brunsdon Fletcher (1919)
"... Federation and the future : Australian unionism and class warfare : Mr. Hughes's difficult position : His failure to throw responsibility on Parliament ..."

3. Economic Liberty by Harold Cox (1920)
"CHAPTER IV class warfare THE fanciful division of the human race into two classes, one consisting of workers and the other of owners, is part of the ..."

4. Bolshevism: The Enemy of Political and Industrial Democracy by John Spargo (1919)
"But it is quite obvious that there are times when class interests and class warfare must be set aside in favor of larger social interests. ..."

5. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"class warfare is by no means an invention and a catch-4 word of the devil, ... The inestimable progressive influence of class warfare in the ..."

6. Social Democracy Explained: Theories and Tactics of Modern Socialism by John Spargo (1918)
"It relies upon individual action and upon secrecy, and these are inherently destructive of that solidarity without which no effective class warfare is ..."

7. The Truth about Socialism by Allan Louise Benson (1914)
"Socialists want to end class warfare. They want to prevent one class from ... They do not see how class warfare can be ended so long as a small class ..."

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