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Karl Marx rises again
New York Times News Service, by Ross Douthat

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Posted By:Maggie2u, 4/21/2014 9:00:29 PM

In the season of resurrection, it’s fitting that he’s with us once again — bearded, prophetic, moralistic, promising to exalt the humble and cast down the mighty from their thrones. Yes, that’s right: Karl Marx is back from the dead. Not on a Soviet-style scale, mercifully, and not with the kind of near-scriptural authority that many Marxists once invested in him. But Marxist ideas are having an intellectual moment, and attention must be paid. As Timothy Shenk writes in a searching essay for The Nation, there are two pillars to the current Marxist revival. One is the clutch of young intellectuals Shenk dubs the “Millennial Marxists,”

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At the time of this posting, the Seattle Times is not allowing anyone to comment.
I refer you to a story last week(White House hosts ´Next Generation´ Young and Rich) where the White House had invited a dozen or so young people who will soon or have already inherited several billions of dollars. How does marxism compute with these people. If I remember correctly, if they were living 90 years ago, they would be frog-marched to the firing squad.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: arcady, 4/21/2014 9:19:36 PM     (No. 9819420)

He was never a prophet. A prophet could actually predict some of the future. He was never right!
Karl was a con, a swindler of the intellectuals. Though they could never admit how gullible they were, so we´ve had to endure the very predictable after effects ever since. He provides cover for theft, that´s all.
Momma´s don´t let your babies grow up to be Marxists!...otherwise they´ll be like their imbecilic teachers. (Yes, I´m using the medical definition of imbecile for their benefit). And, the reckoning always comes. History is a far stricter teacher.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 4/21/2014 9:37:25 PM     (No. 9819438)

Wanna ruin a Marxist´s day? Ask them how they would deal with lazy people. They either have to say that they would eliminate them, or force them to work. Either answer destroys their utopian dream.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kate318, 4/21/2014 9:48:43 PM     (No. 9819446)

Out of all the Marxist/progressive/liberal buzzwords I´d love to NEVER hear again, I think "inequality" tops the list.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Penney, 4/21/2014 11:26:35 PM     (No. 9819526)

We just saw the excellent film, ´´God´s Not Dead,´´ which is about the Christian college student whom his college philosophy professor targeted for scorn because offaith. Forced to defend his personal beliefs to the atheist prof and the students, the Christian student rose to the challenge. This is a wonderful & worthwhile film to see!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: steveW, 4/22/2014 3:56:45 AM     (No. 9819621)

Marx never left. He has been alive and well, actively pulling the strings behind the curtain of the Democrat Party. And he finally managed to get an acolyte into the Oval Office to pretend to be a US president. "Income inequality" and "social justice" - soon the masks will come off and the elected Fellow Travellers can quote directly from Karl´s books, as they so desperately long to do.

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