The Marxist Classes: Class struggles in 1840s France

BY:Communist Party USA| June 14, 2017
The Marxist Classes: Class struggles in 1840s France


This webinar discusses the four articles published between 1848 and 1850, in which we see the great theorist of revolution grapple for the first time with a revolution as it is unfolding. In these essays, Marx traces the emergence of the “bourgeois republic” and the nature of class struggle under capitalism, paying close attention to the actual and perceived interests of the middle class and the role of a constitution in class and democratic struggle. While some of his predictions were inaccurate, his insights provide a framework for thinking about the need for the political independence of the working class and the role of class struggle as the fundamental motor of social change.

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