Monday, December 24, 2007

Marx can be seen in either two ways:

As the producer of an infinitely right doctrine that has to be believed in to the exclusion of other ideas or as an interesting sociologist and political thinker, one among many on the left, who has some good ideas, some bad ideas, some good insights, some bad insights. I prefer to see Marx in the latter light, and so have no concerns about quoting him etc... The smart Marxists out there see him and other revolutionary figures in the same light, modifiable by practical concerns as well, even if the people they admire were authoritarian in some ways.

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