Katie Pavlich

So the Dalai Lama is a Marxist, who knew.

There is no better way to proclaim your lack of spiritual and philosophical depth than by, two decades after the fall of communism, disclosing that you're a Marxist.  Yet this is precisely what Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama did during a speech before 150 Chinese students at the University of Minnesota this month.  Journalist Tsering Namgyal reports on the story at Religion Dispatches, writing, "'as far as socio-political beliefs are concerned, I consider myself a Marxist.'  'But not a Leninist,' he [the Lama] clarified."

Well, that's a relief.  Those Leninists can really kill ya'.  Marxists will just murder you.

It is no surprise this declaration was made at an American university where Marxism is alive and well.


Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her new book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, will be published on July 8, 2014.

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