Monthly Archives: January 2012

Karl Marx and Mitt Romney

I don’t think we’ll have time to discuss this in class (we never got to it in block 2 today), so I’ll throw it out here on the blog. Last year Mitt Romney made $20 million without working.  For Marx, … Continue reading

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Socialism

During class the other day, as we were reading through the various definitions of socialism, we came up with a variety of meanings using words such as “central”, “cooperation”, “everyone”, and “equal distribution”. These definitions surprisingly struck an interesting chord … Continue reading

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The Bourgeoise’s Conflict With Other Classes

Reading the Communist Manifesto reminded me a lot about the Marxist Theory of the origin of the French Revolution. When we briefly went over the Marxist Theory at the beginning of the French Revolution unit, I didn’t realize that Carl … Continue reading

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Marxist Viewpoints

After the discussion in class today, I was very interested in the fact that Karl Marx did not completely abominate the capitalist system, rather that he thought that this particular system was no longer needed for the current state of … Continue reading

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Animated revolutions map

This is kind of interesting: an animated map of revolutions through history.  Check it out. Dr. K

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Marxism and the recent financial crisis

For anyone interested: an animated Marxist analysis of the recent global financial crisis: http://davidharvey.org/2010/06/rsa-crises-of-capitalism-talk-animated/. The speaker is very Marxist, so feel free to post critiques (or agreements), in the comments. Dr. K  

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Why iPhones aren’t made in the US, or, was Marx right?

This week we’ll be looking at Marx’s critique of capitalism.  In Sunday’s New York Times, there is a piece about why iPhones are not made in the United States.  I think it’s worth considering in light of Marx’s analysis of … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Revolutions blog

Hi everyone, We’re going to try this as a new blogging platform second semester.  I’m hoping it will improve the back-and-forth in comments, in particular.  You can (and should) have follow-ups to your comments emailed to you, so you’ll know … Continue reading

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