AbstractNobody seems to study Karl Marx anymore. Even in universities, once a bastion of Marxist scholarship and critical thought, students still reading Marx are pretty thin on the ground. Leftleaning young people these days are preoccupied with Derrida, Foucault, and other post-Marxist thinkers. Marx, they say, is old hat, dispatched to the dustbin of history. The working class is dead anyway, and didn't Marx's predictions about worker's revolution come tumbling down in 1989 with those giant statues of Lenin? Thinking people—even people thinking critically—thus reduce Marx's thought and vision to a series of shallow caricatures; they evidently think they know what the man said and that, frankly, it's not worth their time.
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