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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 04:19 PM

 

Marx myths & legends

Ran across this:

http://marxmyths.org/

It's a list of 'myths' about marx with various debunkings. haven't read through them all but thought it interesting.

Marx Myths & Legends
Texts
i. Myths Conflating Marx with “State Socialism”

1. A Manifesto of Emancipation
by Paresh Chattopadhyay

2. The ‘Dictatorship of the Proletariat’ in Marx and Engels
by Hal Draper
ii. Myths about Marx’s Character

3. Marx and the working-class
by Francis Wheen

4. Marx’s ‘Illegitimate Son’
by Terrell Carver

5. Marx and the Economic-Jew Stereotype
by Hal Draper

6. Reading the “unreadable” Marx
by Humphrey McQueen
iii. Myths conflating Marx with 19th Century Socialism and Positivism

7. The Tradition of Scientific Marxism
by John Holloway

8. Karl Marx and Religion
by Cyril Smith
iv. The Myth of Dialectical Materialism

9. The Origins of Dialectical Materialism
by Z. A. Jordan

10. The Legend of Marx, or "Engels the founder"
by Maximilien Rubel
v. Other Myths of Marxism

11. Karl Marx: Economist or Revolutionary?
by Harry Cleaver

12. The Myth of Marx’s Economic Determinism
by Peter Stillman

13. Marx and Materialism
by Cyril Smith

14. The Myth of ‘Simple Commodity Production’
by Christopher J. Arthur
vi. Recent Myths

15. Hegel’s Master-Slave Dialectic and a Myth of Marxology
by Christopher J. Arthur

16. Ideology and False Consciousness
by Joseph McCarney

17. ‘The creatures,too,must become free’: Marx and the Animal/Human Distinction
by Lawrence Wilde

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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 01:04 AM

1. Half of these I've not encountered before.

What is it about Marx that makes people go nuts? You'd think the wealthy were invested in staying that way or something...

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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:25 AM

2. Number 8 is very intersting to me.

I never knew Marx claimed to not be an atheist. Of course his quote "religion is the opiate of the masses" is often misinterpreted so it shouldn't be too surprising.

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