Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin were important critics of the politics system that emerged in Western Europe in the wake of the French revolution – modern, secular, liberal democracies. Compared to other political theorists, Marx and Bakunin viewed liberal, secular democracies as conduits for capitalism, which legitimized the exploitation of the poor and, despite the pretense of political equality, produced social and economic inequality. They believed liberalism offered a restricted notion of political and social and economic inequality. They believed liberalism offered a restricted, deficient notion of political and social freedom. They were both critical of the ways religion is used by the state in support of the powerful.
How are Marx and Bakunin’s idea and critiques similar and different?
The question belongs to Political Science and it discusses about the views of Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin on the then emerging political system in Western Europe. The similarities and differences in their views have been discussed in the solution in detail.
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