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;…
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.
Ramadan and war against corruption Part 1
Brethren! This year’s fasting period is taking place at a time government at the centre is waging war against corruption. It is taking place at a time corruption...
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....
Christianity is not an opium
According to atheist philosopher, Karl Marx (1818-83), “Religion is the general theory of this world, its encyclopedic compendium, its logic in popular form, its spiritual point; honneur, its enthusiasm, its moral sanction...
Capitalism and corruption in Nigeria
Sir: Capitalism as popularly defined is an economic system in which the means of production and distribution is controlled by individual entrepreneurs or the bosses.
Jero’s Metamorphosis … Chronicles of a sick church
Like Marx, Soyinka also saw so many wrong things with the way Nigerians practise the Christian religion. It prompted him to come up with a play Brother Jero’s Plays, which satirise religion and expose the sly behaviours of some church leaders.