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Teach-in: Does Marxism Even Matter!? (Knoxville)

Introductory workshop to the development of freedom in human history from the Platypus perspective, hosted by Ethan Linehan at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville), September 24, 2017.


In the mid-19th century, Marx and Engels famously observed that a "spectre was haunting Europe: the spectre of Communism". 170 years later, it is Marxism itself that haunts us, while capitalism remains.

What does it mean that Marx and Marxism still appeal, while political movements for socialism are weak or non-existent? What were Marxism's original points concerning radical possibilities for freedom that might still speak to the present?

Does Marxism even matter?