[OPE-L] Marx: In Our Time

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Mon Jul 18 2005 - 09:20:21 EDT

From 'working-class-studies' list.
In solidarity, Jerry
Rockland, ME

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Subject: [Working-Class] Marx: In Our Time's
From:    "Steven Ericsson-Zenith" <steven@semeiosis.com>

Just to bring to your attention Melvin Bragg's Radio 4 programme
"In Our Time", which this month focuses on Karl Marx.  The 45 minute
audio programme can be downloaded from


I subscribe to "In Our Time" as a Podcast - so this was automatically
on my system on it's release, this morning.

Marx was voted overwhelmingly "the greatest philosopher" apparently
by listeners to the programme - However, I rather suspect that this
speaks more to the ability of some to mobilize tactical votes or
simply that Marx is a name more recognized than Kierkegaard.


So, if you can listen to dry British academics being
interviewed about Marx - none of whom are obviously
working-class and one of whom dubiously asserts that
Margret Thatcher advocated Marxist philosphy - then I do
encourage you to listen to the show.

On a personal note, I would not have voted for Marx.  Indeed,
I would not have voted at all for I find all such voting
to be of dubious merit.

With respect,

Dr. Steven Ericsson-Zenith

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