The Challenge of Marxism – Quillette

This strange garbage suffers an irony: it totally boring: I am a marxist, ex-marxist, praise marxism, and critique marxism. I critique liberalism, play marxism against liberalism, vice versa…

In fact, I think a critique of marxism from the left, left of marxism, is useful for actually carrying our the marxist project. A few questions reamin, will the Quilletter gang end in a gulag or is that too illiberal?

I. The collapse of institutional liberalism For a generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, most Americans and Europeans regarded Marxism as an enemy that had been defeated once and for all. But they were wrong. A mere 30 years later, Marxism is back, and making an astonishingly successful bid to seize control of the most important American media companies, universities and schools, major corporations and philanthropic organizations, and even the courts, the government bureaucracy, and some churches. As American cities succumb to rioting, arson, and looting, it appears as though the liberal custodians of many of these institutions—from the New York Times to Princeton University—have despaired of regaining control of them, and are instead adopting

a policy of accommodation. That is, they are attempting to appease their Marxist employees by giving in to some of their demands in the hope of not being swept away entirely. We don’t know what will happen for certain. But based on the experience of recent years, we can venture a pretty good guess. Institutional liberalism …

Source: The Challenge of Marxism – Quillette

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