The full topic:
Carefully examine Marx’s view of the character, roles and functions of the State. What is the relationship between economic struggle, individual freedom and the State? Does the State appear to be or constitute a neutral structure? Refer briefly to some 19th century historical examples to illustrate your response to the above questions. What dilemma does all this produce for those who seek social change?
Please use this material for the papers as the main sources
1. https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1845/german-ideology/ch01.htm (Sections A,B,D and footnotes)
4. Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers, Ch. 6, The Inexorable System of Karl Marx
5. Tomson, Political Ideas, Ch. 13, Marx and Modern Capitalism