What’s Wrong With Marxism Anyway?
During our conversation this week, Mr. Bowman was kvetching about Marxism and Gramsci’s Long March through our institutions. You’ll recall, Joel is from Australia and has just published a fiction novel about a foreigner named Morris who moved to America. The book is, like all fiction, autobiographical, with a bit of whimsy thrown in for entertainment. Morris moves to America as a young man to seek and understand the “idea of America.” Morris, were he alive today, would be dismayed at how the idea of America is not taught in schools. Not practiced by politicians or corporate ingrates. I couldn’t help myself however and had to throw a bomb in, if for no other reason than to rankle him a bit. “What’s so bad about Marxism anyway?’ we asked. His answer is a good one. “To boil it down, I don’t agree with the idea that it’s good on paper. If it’s great on paper, the theorists and academics have forgotten one thing: human beings.”