22 Nov 2022

Receipts for BMS Ep 254: Kark Marx Was Kind of a Big Deal

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Here is the link to my podcast critique of Phil Magness’ promotion of his paper, co-authored with Michael Makovi, on Karl Marx. In this episode I allude to many things, some of which I document below, so listeners can see I’m not putting words in anyone’s keyboard.

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  1. random person says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had a nice day.

    Also, just a brief comment without going through the details of your argument (for the moment) Lenin is to Marx as the CIA is to Orwell. Sort of. Maybe not the best analogy, but the best I can do at this time of night.

    Some people read 1984 and think it’s a warning against the surveillance state.

    Other people read 1984 and think it’s an instruction manual on how to build a surveillance state.

    Some people read Das Kapital and think it’s a warning about exploitation of labor.

    I realize this is only tangentially related to the question of how well known Marx was at various points in history.

    Some people read Das Kapital and think it’s an instruction manual on how to exploit labor.

    I think Lenin and Stalin saw Das Kapital as an instruction manual, not a warning.

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