How can you explain the famous quote of Marx and Engels about the ruling class?

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“The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class’. What did Marx and Engels mean by this, and are they correct? In this essay, I will be elaborating on what Marx and Engels meant by the quote within the title. I will be discussing the context in which the quote was written and the theory of history within which the quote was explaining a concept in this theory. I will be using sources from a variety of Marx’s writings and interpretations from a contemporary philosopher which is seen to collect Marx’s theory in better detail. Following this, I will combine the theory of history with other Marxist theories of class struggle which is a central concept within historical materialism. I...
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