Germany and Kindred Spirits Welcome Marx Renaissance
The Midnight Sun - October 21st, 2008
“The American crash is a delight to behold, and it’s far from over.”
Karl Marx to Frederick Engels, 1857
Reports that Marx’s Das Kapital are literally ‘flying off the shelves’ in a bookshop in once Communist controlled Berlin have delighted and fired up journalists all over the world. Check out the links here.
Karl Marx, now a pile of bones in a hole in the ground, or a tortured spirit in an afterlife somewhere, is entirely unaware that his failed ideology is enjoying a renaissance of sorts amongst a generation that only knows that ideology from the romanticized writings of those who never had to live under it. The most unashamed leftist doctrinaire media sources, the Times, BBC and ABC are gloating. For these are the corridors where closet and not-so-closet Marxists have lurked since their big heyday in the mid twentieth century.
Is Germany, gloating over the distress of America, so quick to rush out and embrace the ideology of her arch enemy?