Webinar: The Marxist theory of the state

 
BY:Marc Brodine| October 22, 2018
Webinar: The Marxist theory of the state

 

While government is commonly viewed as institution standing above society Marxism has traditionally seen it as an arena of class and democratic struggle. What has remained the same and what has changed in this regard? Marx saw the necessity of making a distinction between property rights and human rights. Is this still valid? Lenin, basing himself on the experience of the Paris Commune, called for “smashing the state” and establishing a new form of workers government. What does Marxism have to say about the growth of the state into many aspects of modern life with internet being a prime example? All of this and more is examined in this CPUSA webinar that examines the Marxist theory of the state.

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    Marc Brodine is Chair of the Washington State CPUSA. A former AFSCME member and local officer, he is currently an artist and guitar player. Marc writes on environmental issues and answers many web site questions. Marc is the author of an extended essay on Marxist philosophy and the environment, titled Dialectics of Climate Change.

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