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Friedrich Engels

By bourgeoisie is meant the class of modern capitalists, owners of the means of social production and employers of wage labor. By proletariat, the class of modern wage laborers who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labor power in order to live.

Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence.

From the first day to this, sheer greed was the driving spirit of civilization.

State interference in social relations becomes, in one domain after another, superfluous and then dies of itself. The government of persons is replaced by the administration of things, and by the conduct of the processes of production. The state is not 'abolished'. It withers way.

The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy.