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Marx’s enduring appeal

Karl Marx’s ideas of public ownership of land, banks, enterprises and communications, progressive income tax, free education, economic planning, have little resonance in our country. For a large majority of…

Marx’s lieutenant

IT has become relatively commonplace in the past couple of decades to acknowledge the contemporary relevance of Karl Marx’s critiques of capitalism. Towards the very end of his entertaining biography…

Marx at 200

Karl Marx's 200th birth anniversary was marked on May 5, 2018. In Europe, the commemoration of the milestone evoked mixed responses, both for and against. Not surprisingly in the time…

Relevance Of Marx Today

Relevance of Marx today

“Philosophers have so far only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it”, says Karl Marx in his famous 11th and last thesis on Feuerbach.…

Marx Lives

Marx lives

The title of this article may sound provocative, and I make no excuses for it. Karl Marx, and the brand of political theory and activism that followed in his wake,…

Imran’s Marxism

Imran’s Marxism

Imran Khan has been outed. What was suspected for some time has been confirmed: Imran is a closet Marxist. It is clear that Imran follows not the doctrinaire ideology of…

Forgotten cinema

The World Bank has sounded the alarm on the ‘historic reversal’ of development for poor countries. Nearly half of the world’s least-developed countries are experiencing a widening income gap with…

King and Gandhi’s India

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr, one of the greatest nonviolent leaders of the 20th century, was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, US.…

Uniting theory and action for climate

Karl Marx popularized the quote “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”. Given the quote, let us not forget that Earth has its needs too,…