If a child is seen to be drowning in a river, most people would try to save it even placing their own life at risk. This is reflected in an epidemic of depression, suicides, divorce, child and spousal abuse, mass shootings and other social ills.
In Britain, where higher education used to be free, now young people find that in order to acquire the skills they need, they will have to go into debt. Raised to the level of historical law, this hypothesis was subsequently called historical materialism.
It has several works by Marx, Engels, Vladimir Lenin, and Leon Trotsky; images; biographies of major Marxist leaders; and essays on a variety of topics of interest to Marxists.
During the s it became fashionable to claim that small is beautiful. Every social system believes that it represents the only possible form of existence for human beings, that its institutions, its religion, its morality are the last word that can be spoken.
Humankind is not a special creation of the Almighty, but the product of evolution. Even in its most democratic form, it stands for the dictatorship of a single class—the ruling class—that class that owns and controls the means of production.
Many are trapped in negative equity, with huge debts that can never be paid. A Marxist historian would usually reply 'no' to the question, in the sense that individuals are all different and always have been; it is out of date to argue that people were simply created by their environments, as many theorists from both the left and the right argued in the first half of the twentieth century.
Then there is Soviet Marxism as worked out by Vladimir Ilich Lenin and modified by Joseph Stalinwhich under the name of Marxism-Leninism see Leninism became the doctrine of the communist parties set up after the Russian Revolution On the base of the social relations of production—in other words, the relations between social classes—there arises complex legal and political forms with their manifold ideological, cultural and religious reflections.
It is governed by no laws that we can comprehend. Let us look at an example.