Definition of Marxism in English:



  • [mass noun] The political and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, later developed by their followers to form the basis of communism.

    • ‘In reality, he lost any connection to Bolshevism and Marxism many decades before he died.’
    • ‘And this characteristic of Marxism is a universal truth, unaffected by culture.’
    • ‘When he did this the petitioner also handed him a pamphlet on Marxism and Trotskyism.’
    • ‘It is based, of course, on a complete rejection of Marxism and genuine socialism.’
    • ‘It also provides an accessible introduction to an under-explored area in the development of Marxism.’
    • ‘So many young people learned about Marxism and the revolutionary tradition from discussions with him.’
    • ‘Such forms of struggle have a role to play, but they are not a substitute for the explicit fight for Marxism.’
    • ‘That strategy was essential for the growth of socialism and Marxism in Scotland.’
    • ‘Does this account for the stagnation in Marxism doctrine which has been noticeable for a good many years?’
    • ‘Engels was the lifelong collaborator of Karl Marx and systematizer of Marxism.’
    • ‘I had learned a little about Marxism in a course on the economics of health care.’
    • ‘For Lenin, Marxism was not a dogma but a tool for change - and so was the party.’
    • ‘A genuine unity of theory and practice may require a greater unity of Marxism and liberal equality.’
    • ‘We'd like to think that there's a whole lot more to socialism, and to Marxism, than that.’
    • ‘The other option was to go back to a theory like Marxism which aims to be all-inclusive.’
    • ‘That turned people my age to more social issues, to reading books, to more radical ideas, to Marxism.’
    • ‘Trotsky soon learnt that there was more to Marxism than that, but he always used it creatively to analyse new problems.’
    • ‘Above all he patiently passed on his knowledge of Marxism and the revolutionary tradition to groups of younger people.’
    • ‘Here he continued the struggle to apply Marxism in an analysis of contemporary capitalism.’
    • ‘The novel focuses on the conflicts between atheism and theism, Leninism and Marxism.’