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For the purposes of writing MCAT essays, the dialectic describes the progression of ideas in a critical thought process that is the force driving your argument. A good dialectical progression propels your arguments in a way that is satisfying to the reader.
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1 Karl Marx, Civil War in France (New York, NY: International Publishers, 1937), 19.
2 Karl Marx, A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (Chicago, IL: . Kerr, 1911), 11.
3 Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, and . Lenin, On the Dictatorship of the Proletariat (Moscow, USSR: Progress Publishers, 1984), 243.
4 Ibid., 124.
5 Ibid., 59.
6 . Lenin, The State and Revolution (New York, NY: International Publishers, 1932), 9.
7 Frederick Engels, The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (Chicago, IL: Kerr, 1902), 206.
8 Marx, Engels, and Lenin, On the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, 249-50.
9 Ibid., 256.
10 Ibid., 251.
11 In reality there will never be a “classless” society, only a one-class society. According to the dialectical view of history this one-class (synthesis) will become the new thesis, draw to itself an antithesis, and renew the struggle. Remember, this is evolutionary or process philosophy and is never-ending. In reality, the murder of millions of human beings was for a transitory moment in history.
12 Georgi Shakhnazarov, The Coming World Order (Moscow, USSR: Progress Publishers, 1981), 18.
13 Ibid., 201.
14 . Rummel, Death by Government (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1994), 9.
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