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The Classical-Liberal Roots of Marxist Class Analysis

  • Marx and Marxism 1988
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12/06/2018Ralph Raico

Recorded 15 October 1988 at the Marx and Marxism Conference.

The laissez-faire liberals understood that state violence is used by government agents, employees, and benefactors to exploit the rest of the population. Thus, the liberals understood the economic and political important of "class warfare." Later, though, the Marxists twisted the idea to claim that capitalists "exploit" the workers.

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