relating to or denoting the political and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (noun or adj)
'[...] They maintained their Marxist style of diagnosing problems in relation to root causes, internal logics and overarching structures.'
quoting Andrew Hartman in A War for the Soul of America on the neoconservatives of the 1930s, who started out as Trotskyist
The question of who is a Marxist today is highly complex. It always has been, because this current has always been plural. [...] Moreover, all contemporary critical theories are, in a sense, ‘post-Marxist’. Marxism was so dominant in the twentieth century that no theory escaped its influence.
the philosophy of Marx – which I conceived as a problematic open to all kinds of transformations, reformulations and extrapolations, whose starting point is not the oblivion of Marx’s words and sentences but their intrinsic vacillation – and Marxism – an intellectual and institutional historical phenomenon, circumscribed in time by the end of the historical cycle of organization of the labour movement and class struggle
The presentation of Marxism as a world-view long ago coalesced around the formula, the ‘three sources of Marxism’: German philosophy, French socialism and British political economy.