· Like orthodox Marxists, they viewed the bourgeoisie as a counterrevolutionary class.
· Like orthodox Marxists, they viewed the world, arguably simplistically, in terms of interest groups and power relationships.
· Like orthodox Marxists—whose break from Victorian classical liberalism in this respect was shocking in a way that is easily overlooked after the totalitarian experience of the twentieth century—they explicitly eschewed debate in favor of reviling and if possible repressing their opponents. (This is fundamental to the Marxist method: although , it is in fact an value system that Hence Political Correctness—the .)
· Like orthodox Marxist, they supported, at least in principle, a socialist i.e. government-controlled economy.
· Like orthodox Marxists, they inclined, in varying degrees, toward the Communist side during the Cold War. (, who the uprising in 1956, was an outright Stalinist—as I can confirm from personal knowledge as his onetime student.)