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← Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

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"Hitchens even looks at the recent financial crisis and argues for arthe enduring relevance of Karl Marx."

First, note there is a typo in that sentence: "for arthe".

I would be interested to read what he says on this (and on everything else, I don't always agree with Hitchens but he has an amazing mind and ability with words that I envy).

IMO Marx was clearly wrong in many ways, for example thinking what he was doing was science without really applying the scientific method. And he has been misinterpreted and abused by plenty of tyrants. But he also had some very interesting things to say that people at least in the US virtually ignore because to ever quote Marx brands you instantly as a far left loon. His description of the cyclical nature of capitalism and how corporations will tend toward more and more mergers with fewer, bigger ones dominating the world seems pretty accurate to me.

Sat, 20 Aug 2011 19:41:44 UTC | #862811