When one group of people has power over another group of people, some pretty ugly things can happen. In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx sees history in terms of exploitation—it's all about the bourgeoisie using their power to exploit the proletariat. That results in class struggle, the battle between and among the lower, middle, and upper classes. But what is the way to solve this problem? Well, Marx totally thought the proletariat should revolt—and violently, if necessary.
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If the proletarians were in power, that power would corrupt them.
If the proletarians were in power, that power would liberate them.