Objecting to estate-tax repeal on the grounds that it benefits only the very wealthiest exposes leaders to charges of fomenting class conflict in our classless society, of being a divider instead of a uniter.
A finer exemplar of the classless society would be more difficult to find.
It is also a hefty rebuttal to anyone who believes America is a classless society.
It pretends to be a classless society, but certainly there are class, or at least demographic, differences.
Karl Marx thought that socialism or ‘the classless society’ that he dreamed of would be built upon the ruins of capitalism.
He introduced beatniks, hippies, and druggies as suitable cases for cinematic treatment, and consciously challenged Hollywood's reigning myth of a classless society.
For instance, it envisions a two-stage transition to a Communist classless society.
But maybe they nurture this belief that they live in a classless society and these status considerations conflict with that.
He may have talked of having a classless society but the class divide is still there: he can't have been walking down the same streets as me.
In its supposedly classless society, it is the ability to speak English which acts as an unseen filter separating the winners from the losers, the haves from the have-nots.