"Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

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"Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

Post by still.trucking » April 30th, 2018, 10:01 pm

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/opin ... nyt-region
As we reach the bicentennial of Marx’s birth, what lessons might we draw from his dangerous and delirious philosophical legacy? What precisely is Marx’s lasting contribution?

Today the legacy would appear to be alive and well. Since the turn of the millennium, countless books have appeared, from scholarly works to popular biographies, broadly endorsing Marx’s reading of capitalism and its enduring relevance to our neoliberal age.
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Re: "Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

Post by saw » May 4th, 2018, 5:35 pm

excellent article...thanx very much for posting...and reminding me....brings back memories,,,,reading Das Kapital in a study group where we argued the merits....and it was....most stimulating to be in your twenties beginning to understand...I was taught at the very least a revisionist history in high school...and later down the road discovering the wonderful Howard Zinn....and well....there's no way to go back after that...sans a lobotomy...
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Re: "Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

Post by mnaz » May 7th, 2018, 2:53 pm

"Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted."

https://qz.com/1269525/capitalism-is-un ... predicted/

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Re: "Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!

Post by saw » May 8th, 2018, 2:08 pm

still applicable....
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