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For the Love of Marx

K'ssandra Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 6:42 PM
I studied Marx in college -- when you major in sociology you can't avoid it since he was one of the first to examine society from a structural viewpoint instead of an individual one and therefore helped found the entire discipline of sociology. However, I was never told that his conclusions were accurate, in fact it was just the opposite -- the spectacular failure of the practical politics that were based on Marx's theories was used as the classic example of the differences between theory and practice, and how much more complex the reality of society is compared to the academic study thereof.
USMC2531 Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 6:46 PM
gotta love a philospher trying to create an economic principle based on FEELINGS
nawlins72 Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 6:56 PM
"gotta love a philospher trying to create an economic principle based on FEELINGS"

He didn't. He based on it p!ss poor reasoning, but not feelings.
Steven H of WA Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 6:58 PM
Sounds like Stalin or Mao!
USMC2531 Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 7:06 PM
so you mean communism and socialism which are based on feelings and slavery, rape, murder greed, starvation etc...

There are more Marxists teaching in Sociology Departments in America than living in the former Soviet Union. These sociologists hold themselves out as scientists despite the fact that they fail consistently in their efforts to predict the future. In fact, most of them lack the competence to accurately predict the past. Among the least competent and most intellectually dishonest is Gary L. Faulkner, Professor Emeritus from the University of North Carolina.

Faulkner recently claimed that Marx predicted the events we are seeing in the Occupy Wall Street movement. He also claimed that events from the 20th Century bolster the credibility of...