Friday, August 15, 2008

Marx, Darwin, and religion

Via Library Juice, a find a link to A Marxist Analysis of the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. I'm not going to read it, but I did glance at the abstract. Here's the line that caught my eye:

We need to get back to basic Marxism and to make it applicable to the global capitalist world that we find ourselves in today.

Let's try that in a couple different settings. Which do you think you might really hear someone say?

"We need to get back to basic Christianity and to make it applicable to the global capitalist world that we find ourselves in today."

"We need to get back to basic Darwinism and to make it applicable to the global capitalist world that we find ourselves in today."

And that tells you what I think of many Marxists,although not necessarily Marx himself.

1 comment:

Rory said...

I would agree that Marxism has more in common with Christianity than it does with Darwinism (as a philosophy), despite what Marxists might like to think.