Historically, the middle class comprised of small-scale capitalists and white collar professionals. But as inequality continues to grow, the middle class has stratified itself as a cultural pseudo-class.
We should look to Marx on the class character of the government, and the infamous Miliband-Poulantzas Debate for insight.
In this post I'll highlight three common misconceptions about Marx, often even held by Marxists. These misconceptions are based in a warping of understanding over time.