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Class war   /klæs wɔr/   Listen
Class war

Conflict between social or economic classes (especially between the capitalist and proletariat classes).  Synonyms: class struggle, class warfare.

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"Class war" Quotes from Famous Books

... well-built and powerful steamers, (See Report Sec. Navy, 1852,) ran only five years, and were laid aside, and said to be worthless. With all of the repairs put upon these ships, which were admitted to be capable of doing first class war service, as intended, they depreciated probably seventeen per cent.; as it is hardly possible that their old iron would sell for more than fifteen per cent. of their prime cost. These steamers paid much smaller repair ...
— Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post • Thomas Rainey

... such a course of action, which, though especially urgent in the case of Britain, beset every great country that chooses the same path, and not least, America. The first is the fomentation of a class war, based upon divisions of interests between capital and labor, producer and consumer, protected and unprotected industries. The initial skirmishes of such a conflict are already visible in every country where wages, prices, and profiteering are burning issues. I would most earnestly appeal to ...
— Morals of Economic Internationalism • John A. Hobson

... owner, in full accord with McIver, attempted to force John into line. But the younger man refused to enlist in any class war against his loyal ...
— Helen of the Old House • Harold Bell Wright

... It does not seem to me that this country will rise to a class war. We have too many farmers and small householders and women—put the accent on the women. They are the conservatives. Until a woman is starving, she does not grow Red, unless she is without a husband or babies and has a lot of ...
— The Letters of Franklin K. Lane • Franklin K. Lane

Words linked to "Class war" :   struggle, conflict, class warfare, battle

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