Friday, November 7, 2008

Marx, Unbound

The view from the Old Left...and I mean the Far Left...or is it the New Left? Via the BBC:

Is the intellectual opinion of capitalism changing? British Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm, "arguably our greatest living historian" according to the New York Review, discusses the current economic crisis and the problems with a free market economy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Have you ever read Common Sense by Thomas Paine? He says that government is a necessary evil--emphasis on the word necessary. The necessity arises out of the need to protect people from the acts of their fellow citizens because we don't all obey a uniform conscience. Did Paine's thinking have nothing to do with the forming of the American government?

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