Friday, February 18, 2005

This Site of the Week: Marx Myths and Legends

Here is a website that introduces us to Marx Myths and Legends.

Here is how they describe their website:

Typical subjects might be “Marx and socialist utopianism,” “Marx and economic determinism,” “Marx and state control” or whatever. We are open to relatively specialised more technical subjects such as “Marx and theories of crisis” or “Marx and humanism” or myths about Marx’s personal life, but the intended audience is the general public, and articles should be written in accessible language, as well as being well-researched.

Also, we are looking at Karl Marx — not Engels or Lenin or socialism in general. The purpose, however, is both to help to dispel the multiple layers interpretation and misrepresentation that obscures Marx’s work, and to encourage a critical approach to the reading of Marx, rather than trying to create some new kind of orthodoxy.

In addition there is a blog http://marxmyths.blogspot.com/
I will try to stay away from mearly repeating anything that is covered at the above websites.

5 comments:

Thomas said...

I know I'm in the minority, but I live out in the boondocks without a library. (Living in east Texas, I doubt if the libraries here have much on Marx, anyway.)

Web links are especially useful to me. I can always do a Google search, but it's hard to separate the wheat from the chafe. This is a big help.

romiustexis said...

Have you tried www.marxists.org ? It has a lmost everything written by Marx and Marxists on the web.

Thomas said...

Thanks. I bookmarked it.

Anonymous said...

Why do you think it's amusing to use a picture of a child with a serious deformity as your avatar?

Romius T. said...

I can't really defend it. I have a sick sense of humor. If I knew how to take the avatar off for this blog I would. It is not appropriate for this blog. MY other blogs however are sick and twisted and hence no one ever has said much. I will look into it though and try and get it off this blog.