Communism, youthocracy and democracy: Which way out?
If communism and democracy are two parallel lines, can youthocracy become the meeting point? Communism as an ideology emphasizes an economic and government system that establishes a classless society...
Welcome to the kingdom of the ‘Lawd’: The cold room
I have been finding it very tasking to go on with my usual op-eds in recent times. Too many commitments.
Karl Marx’s opium to the rescue
In 1843 Karl Marx, a German philosopher, economists and historian, wrote what later became his celebrated dictum: “Religion is the opium of the people.”He might not have said this in denigration of religion. As an addiction, he saw during the era in which espoused this dictum, the hold organised religion had on people. Faith, to…
Karl Marx's Tomb Vandalised
Vandals have smashed and defaced the London tomb of Karl Marx in what the cemetery said appeared to be a deliberate attack against the philosopher’s ideology. A marble plaque with the names of Marx and his family -- the monument's oldest and most fragile part -- was repeatedly hit with a blunt metal instrument, Ian…
Revisiting ‘the people’s revolution’
By “the people” Leftists include, principally, “those people who do not exploit other people, but are themselves exploited; those who stand at the lowest point of the social ladder, those who are essentially excluded from the governance of their country; those who, strictly speaking, have little or nothing to defend in the present social order;…
APC, nPDP and the doctrine of good faith
The question of whether Karl Marx was right or not in his contemplation that capitalism contains the seed of its own destruction is subject either way to the dialectics of conversation....
Thorstein Veblen, a prophet sans honour
2018 marks the bicentennial of the birth of Karl Marx, the great dissector of human societies, and the co-author of the theories that inspired Communism as a political ideology.
Karl Marx, socialism and Africa’s second liberation
On the auspicious remembrance of the 200 year anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx (May 5, 1818-May 2018), it would be pertinent to reflect on his work, its impact on the historical trajectory of mankind and re-evaluation of contradictions of the contemporary world system and even to examine the historical context of Africa’s current dilemma.
Notes on Leftist politics
Recently, a young man who teaches English in Abia State University phoned to inform me of an impending conference on the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx. But what the call provoked in me was not the remembrance of Marx and his enduring legacy....