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Tag: Marxism
  • Are Marxists actually conservatives?

    Marxism is typically seen as the far left on a linear political spectrum. But is there a sense in which it’s actually conservative? I don’t mean, of course, “conservative” in the way we typically use it. Obviously, Karl Marx and communism are not about free markets, low taxes, and the Constitution. Rather, I mean it …

  • Pipes Destroys Statist “History”

    Richard Pipes’ eighty-four page book Three “Whys” of the Russian Revolution — based on a series of lectures delivered at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna in 1995 — is a controversial work that reveals much about the early years of the Soviet Union, disproving a number of popular statist notions of Soviet history.  The book …

  • Prof. Marx is Still Teaching at Your University

    I once had a conservative professor who told me that Marxism is practically dead in the modern university. After all, the collapse of the Soviet Union proved once and for all the futility of the communist system, disproving decades of Marxist thought once propagated in the universities of our parents and grandparents. Unfortunately, Marx’s theories …

  • My English Teacher Is a Marxist

    This semester I’m enrolled in a basic, required English class…a class in which I was shocked to have my professor unabashedly claim to be a Marxist despite the complete lack of relation between Marxism and the course material. I haven’t confronted the teacher at this point, and as of right now, I don’t want to …