Karl Marx was a political revolutionary who developed the foundation ideas for communism. Marx strongly opposed capitalism because he believed it creates a class-based society where the working class gets an unfair distribution of wealth. Marx’s revolutionary ideas greatly influenced the global political landscape throughout the 20th century.
The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.
Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.
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