Thursday, May 24, 2012

I should have been listening to the cries of the future

I commuted by bus today, reading Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton and taking some photographs. I haven't read any Marx, but despite this the book was enjoyable: it was creatively combative when attacking the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with.

In fact, Marxism is very much alive, and investor bankers are a good example of this - they demonstrate the ideas of Marx in practice. I'm not convinced that Marx was right or that he was so great a thinker as Eagleton claims, but this book is definitely a good read.

(Posting title is from the poem America by Tony Hoagland.)

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