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Document Type

Article

Abstract

Marx’s theory of historical materialism uses the evolution of productive forces and class struggle to explain history. With the fall of communism in the 20th century, many components of historical materialism have come under fire. This paper is a defense of the validity of historical materialism and concludes that some of the arguments against Marx’s theory are unfounded, while others still hold weight. What remains is a broad view of history that still has value.

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Journal Title

Major Themes in Economics

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

35

Last Page

56

Copyright

©2009 by Major Themes in Economics

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

Included in

Economics Commons

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