Blog posts in the "Sociology" category

The Marxist Question

Although things seem to have changed slightly since the beginning of the Great Recession (Lesser Depression?) in 2008, the term ‘marxist’ is still mostly used as a pejorative epithet (you only have to google ‘obama marxist’ for a collection of illustrative examples). The baggage of 20th century history that Marx has to carry is hard to ignore, no matter how much his followers insist that the communism that Marx envisioned had nothing to do with the atrocities that plagued Eastern Europe.