Author: Leon Trotsky
Trotsky exposes formal thinking which sets up a-historical, above-class , moral norms, through his materialist, dialectical and historical analysis of the source of this morality.
Just as the ruling ideas in any society are those of the ruling class (Marx), Trotsky demonstrated: 'Morality is one of the ideolgical functions of this (class) struggle.
'The ruling class forces its ends upon society and habituates it into considering all those means which contradict its ends as immoral. This is the chief function of official morality'.