LIFTED from a thread below. Don’t blame me, blame the New York Times, whose book reviewer declares that Karl Marx is “back in vogue”.
The book in question, written by a Guardian columnist (well you could knock me down) intends “first to show us the human Engel, portraying him as gregarious and bighearted.” No better time to discover, therefore, the evil reality of those who are back in vogue and their gregarious, bighearted friends.
Below is an extract from a film with which you may not be familiar. It is “The Soviet Story”, a magnificent and compelling documentary which details the common Marxist roots of the NAZI and Soviet regimes and their close alliance prior to 1941 –
Neo-NAZI and fascist sympathisers tend (righty) to be treated with contempt and abuse. The meta-context in which this happens is one which Marxists, both cultural and actual, have done much to foment. History and justice demands this contempt and abuse to be turned also on those who put themselves shamelessly in the Marxist tradition.