Monday, December 08, 2008

Why Marxism is sexy again

Dave Osler on why Marxism is sexy again.

[Previous: Grouchoism, Blogging the credit crunch, Karl's Normblog profile, The relevance of Marxism, Arguments for Marxism no.85, Arguments for Marxism no.84.]


fred vest said...

fairly decent if perfunctory speech, although don't buy the argument that marxism provided the conceptual framework for the development of post modernism (nor would i classify post modernism as a 'progressive' movement), also the last sentence about not being able to turn theory into practice seems a bit misplaced coming after a correct description of marx as an analyser of capitalism - i.e. what theory is there in capital to turn into practice? none! (or about 4 pages of loose utopian dreaming compared to roughly 2,500 pages analysing capital itself)

(also annoying that everyone refers to volume I as though it was the only thing that exists, i.e. 'capital was published in 1867'

Peter Risdon said...


fred vest said...

anything in particular you are having trouble with?