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Marxism - Dialectical Materialism
(2,234 words)

Part of Marxism:

1. System and History

2. Dialectical Materialism

3. Historical Materialism

1. History. One of the specific aims of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union is to train everybody in their territory in the spirit of the Marxist-Leninist ideology. Since the party has full control of all the organs of State, there exists in the Soviet Union — and the same holds for the other States where Communists hold power — a State-supported ideology. It is made not only the basis of the entire economic, socia…

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Gustav A. Wetter, “Marxism - Dialectical Materialism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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