In Marxism, the constant economic and political struggle held to exist between those social classes regarded as exploiting and those regarded as exploited; specif., in capitalist countries, the struggle between capitalists (bourgeoisie) and workers (proletariat)
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.
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Class-struggle Sentence Examples
For Lassalle, who coined the aphorism on science and the proletariat, science, like the state, stands above the class struggle.
Organs of working class struggle thereby become organs of the working class semi-state.
They, therefore, endeavor, and that consistently, to deaden the class struggle and to reconcile the class antagonisms.
While the New Labor leaders have almost entirely expunged class struggle from their party they cannot wipe it out of British society so easily.
The Prussian constitutional conflict was the last time the class struggle of the German bourgeoisie flared up against the feudal monarchy.