What Makes the Working Class a Revolutionary Subject?

Authors

  • Michael A. Lebowitz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-064-07-2012-11_3

Keywords:

Labor

Abstract

Those who conclude that the working class is not a revolutionary subject because capitalism has changed the working class reveal that they do not understand the ABCs of Marxism. The working class makes itself a revolutionary subject through its struggles—it transforms itself. That was always the position of Marx—his concept of "revolutionary practice," which is the simultaneous changing of circumstances and self-change. The working class changes itself through its struggles. It makes itself fit to create the new world.

Published

2012-12-03

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