Whether you agree with him or not, Karl Marx was a very smart man. To overlook his body of work entirely…is really quite ignorant, and may cause you to go around calling people Marxists who are not actual Marxists.
America’s mainstream political discourse, summed.
This is so true. Die-hard capitalists forget that Marx produced one of the most innovative, insightful, and brilliant analyses of capitalism ever. Even if you don’t agree with his conclusions (that a violent uprising of the proletariat is necessary to overcome structural problems in society), you can still admire or at least respect him. People who call Marx an “idiot” simply reveal themselves to know nothing about his work. (via womenattheback)