What Does Marxism Mean? – Interview with Kristen

Red interviews his friend and fellow Marxist, Kristen, about what Marxism means to her and her experience of being a Marxist in academia.

What Does Marxism Mean – Interview


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Marxism Today is podcast series designed for beginners and newbies to Marxist theory. The podcast will introduce you to certain topics and ideas central to Marxism and it will show you how Marxist theory can be applied to specific issues in order to understand them.
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2 Responses to What Does Marxism Mean? – Interview with Kristen

  1. ramblinmike says:

    Hiya Red and Kristen – I just discovered the podcast and I love it. I listened to all the shows from season 2 this morning.

    A word about the hardcore Christian/hardcore Marxist analogy – I think this analogy works pretty well as far as it goes. On the other hand I’m a pretty hardcore Anglo-Catholic and I fluctuate between calling myself Chrisian Socialist and Marxist. I like Marx’s critique of capitalism, but tend to disagree with his historical analysis and with the solutions that some Marxists have offered. Also I’m not a materialist.

    If you’re looking for a Christian’s perspective (or rant) on capitalism, check out Chesterton’s “Utopia of Usurers”. It’s public domain, thankfully.

    Thanks for providing this great show, and, please, keep up the good work!

  2. dola says:

    Red, Kristen and others maybe interested in Brendan Cooney’s essay on David Harvey and “that 70s Marxist.” In the essay, Cooney deals with similar themes that you guys brought up: Marxist vs. Marxian, the ritual castigation of Marx to show that you are ‘in the know’, before using some of Marx’s categories, etc. Crucially, he doesn’t center his critique on individual academics, or even their ideas, but the rather the conditions in the 1970s that led to what we are still seeing in academia today. I think you guys will find it helpful! Please keep the podcasts comin’ btw.


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