Marxism : Marxism And Marxism Essay

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Marxism in Perspective Marxism has arguably been one of the greatest evils in the world since its inception. In the book, The Black Book of Communism, it is estimated that Communism which is in a large part based on Marxism has killed between 85 and 100 million people (Kramer 10). It was drastically affected the direction of the world, especially with the world’s largest country, China, is run by a communist government. For this paper I make the argument that Marxism is a very secular worldview that has repeatedly failed to prove itself worthy of being used. Before comparing anything to a Biblical Worldview some historical background on Marxism, Karl Marx, is needed. He was born May 5, 1818 in Prussia as one of 9 children (Biography.com Editors). He studied law and philosophy and was introduced to philosophy by G.W.F. Hegel, a professor at the University of Berlin. He joined a radical group that called themselves the Young Hegelians, who criticized the political and religious establishments of the time. He caused his father much angst in secretly engaging a woman from a higher class that was four years his senior. Marx ignored his father’s disapproval and received a doctorate from the University of Jena in 1841, but his extreme political views kept him from acquiring a teaching position. A liberal newspaper Marx later edited, Rheinische Zeitung, was even suspended effective April 1, 1843. In August of 1944, Paris, Marx met Friedrich Engels, his very good friend and…

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