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In order to understand why his views were considered radical, it is important to understand his philosophy and the period of history during which Marx developed and formulated his views. Radical, as defined by the Webster’s New World Dictionary states, “disposed to make extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions”[iii]. Marx’s theories certainly fit this definition of radical. Marx was the founder of the Communist movement, and his ideas about history and economics form the basis of socialist politics throughout the world. This philosophy was developed just as the Industrial Revolution, which was based on capitalism, was beginning to spread from England to the rest of Europe.
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"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles" (Marx, The Communist Manifesto 9). In that statement, the opening sentence of the Manifesto, Marx clearly defines the basis of his theories. Marxist economics are based on Marxist philosophy, and Marxist philosophy is based entirely on that statement. Marx believed that society was constantly faced with an unending struggle between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat; the upper class of usurpers and extortionists, and the lower working class of downtrodden laborers (12). Thus, his forthcoming economic principles and philosophy would mirror that belief by maintaining, essentially, an abolition of private property (23).
33  Armstrong, 178  Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party, trans. Samuel Moore (Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 1989)  Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 (London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1892) 45, 48-51. ) McClellan, 63  Sherman, Dennis , and Joyce Salisbury. The West in the World. (Boston: McGraw Hill, 2001.)
The Marxist doctrine stated that first a bourgeoisie revolution, which will ignite a capitalist fire. The political philosopher believed that communism could only thrive in a society distressed by “the political and economic circumstances created by a fully developed capitalism” With industry and capitalism growing a working class develops and begins to be exploited. According to Marx, the exploiting class essentially is at fault for their demise, and the exploited class eventually comes to power through the failure of capitalism: “But not only has the bourgeoisie forged the weapons that bring death to itself; it has also called into existence the men who are to wie... ... middle of paper ... ...iks and the Petty Bourgeoisie." Lenin Collected Works. Vol.
According to Eleanor Marx, “Karl wai... ... middle of paper ... ...in Neue Zeit 1897 <http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/bio/marx/eleanor.htm> (29 October 2001) 3. Marx 4. Lenin 5. Thomas, Paul, “Nature and Artifice in Marx,” History of Political Thought [Great Britain], 1998. 485-503 (29 October 2001) 6.