Join our “Does Marxism really matter?” on our Facebook event page.
With Pac Pobric, assistant editor of the Platypus Review, contributing editor, 491, contributor, On-Verge
Thursday, September 20
// 7:00 pm
NYU Kimmel Student Center, Room 907
// 60 Washington Square South
There will be free food.
In the mid-19th century, Marx and Engels famously observed in the Communist Manifesto that a ‘specter’ was haunting Europe — the specter of Communism. 160 years later, it is ‘Marxism’ itself that haunts us.
In the 21st century, it seems that the Left abandoned Marxism as a path to freedom. But Marx critically intervened in his own moment and emboldened leftists to challenge society; is the Left not tasked with this today? Has the Left resolved the problems posed by Marx, and thus moved on?