Marx as globalization prophet

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The popular Marxist slogan, “You have nothing to lose but your chains,” can now be changed to “I told you so.”

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Though many journalists and social commentators threw their Marx anthologies out with the Cold War, many are now turning back to Marx as a prophet of globalization, according to BRITANNICA.COM.

The ideas Marx espoused about socialism may not have come to fruition — though many argue campaigns in his name never truly followed his teachings — but his 150-year-old premonitions about a world dominated by capital and the destruction of the value of labor have more than come true.

What remains to be seen is whether Marx’s theory that globalization will see its end when the under-classes rise up and the overlords get bored with the game. Which leads us to think that maybe we got it backward — maybe socialism comes after the destruction of globalization and not before.


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