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Mr DArcy's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by Mr DArcy

Too bad A.C. Grayling cited Marxism as an unthinking orthodoxy akin to religion, to be obeyed at all costs. Marx himself said in the 1st German Preface to Capital:
"I pre-suppose, of course, a reader who is willing to learn something new and therefore to think for himself". Hardly seeking mindless slaves, now was he?

I understand that Grayling is referring to the events in Russia, China, Cuba etc., but what happened there was a far cry from what Marx himself advocated. Even in his own life Marx is reported as saying "If these people are Marxists, then I am not a Marxist".

Sun, 16 Aug 2009 16:43:00 UTC | #388894