A Primer on Marx
The Chronicle of Higher Education is not where I usually go to feed my mind. I do go there quite a lot, but for other purposes: to look for work. Imagine my surprise—and delight!—to find this article by Terry Eagleton there: In Praise of Marx
I may want to quibble here and there with Eagleton (and certainly with Marx), but his general point rings true and prescient: we ignore and demonize Marx at our own risk. (I would also add that the capitalist’s disdain for Marx is making him out to be quite the prophet.)
Hat tip to my colleague, Dan Rogers.