Monday, November 4, 2013

The Shameless Renaissance of Karl Marx

Among the postmodern Left of today it's considered good taste to once again laude Karl Marx as a superior thinker. Which is shameless considering the death toll on an industrial scale

"The Soviet Union Story": Its crimes were made taboo, and the complete story of Europe's most murderous regime has never been told. Until now...

Cross posted from The Telegraph

The Left is trying to rehabilitate Karl Marx. Let's remind them of the millions who died in his name

by Tim Stanley

I can't quite believe that I've just sat through ten minutes of BBC television in which British journalists Owen Jones and Zoe Williams have defended Karl Marx as the prophet of the End of Capitalism. Unbelievable because I had thought Marxism was over with the fall of the Berlin Wall – when we discovered that socialism was one part bloodshed, one part farce. But unbelievable also because you'd have to be a pretty lacking in moral sensitivity to defend a thinker whose work sent millions of people to an early grave.