An academic label for someone who adheres to the theories, or methods, of Karl Marx
, who proved that society can be studied by science
. The term is confused by a lot ignorant asshats
who are unable to parse Marxism
from small 'c' communism
; the latter being a very specific type of society, whereas Marxism
is more a way of understanding how the world is shaped by material conditions and the imperatives of class power, which are the real motor forces of history.
Marxists are defined by the methods they use to analyze society and develop systematic conceptualizations of its contradictory features, not by a strict political doctrine as is often believed.