Discuss. Marxism

Marx momument in Chemnitz, Germany. (Photo: motograf via Flickr Creative Commons)
When the young Marx was writing of spectres haunting Europe he might not have imagined his ideas hanging around for so long.
Nonetheless, Marx’s revolutionary ideas persist today, thanks in no small part to Soviet dogma and Western academic obsession. But is there any practical relevance to Marxism anymore? What can this revolutionary doctrine offer to today’s students, politicians, and activists?
This week, we’ve invited two guests from the Platypus Affiliated Society, an organization devoted to the contemporary uses of Marxist theory, to try and answer that question. President and co-founder Chris Cutrone and Halifax Citywide Coordinator Quentin Cyr join host John Last to discuss Marxism after Marx, the state of the Left today, and why the ’60s might not have been so groovy after all.
Discuss. Marxism.
Discuss. is a coproduction of CKDU Radio and the Watch Magazine.

By David J. Shuman

David is the current editor-in-chief of The Watch and writes on student issues and events. Find him on Twitter: @DavidJShuman

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