classless society

classless society

      in Marxism, the ultimate condition of social organization, expected to occur when true communism is achieved. According to Karl Marx (Marx, Karl) (1818–83), the primary function of the state is to repress the lower classes of society in the interests of the ruling class. However, after the class struggle has resulted in the victory of the proletariat and the establishment of a socialist society, there will be no further need for such a repressive institution; with the disappearance of classes, the state is expected to “wither away.”

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