Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Marx - Going the way of the panty raid?

Marx is in decline on college campuses, at least from some ancedotal evidence in my Policy Process Seminar last night.

We were discussing different theories of group political behavior - pluralism, Olsen's rational-choice theory, and then we turned to Marx...

The professor said, "Does anyone read Marx anymore? When I was an undergraduate, EVERYONE read Marx, but today, he's largely forgotten." Most of the class agreed, based on their experiences in school.

Have no fear liberal bias crybabies - the revolution isn't going to be starting anytime soon. To paraphrase C. Wright Mills, the proletariat will continue to be ignorant about their position, and we're certainly not educating a vanguard today.

BTW - I always rail against liberal bias whiners, most of the time believing the claims to be false. I was talking to my sister over the weekend, and she told me an egregious example of liberal bias in the classroom - far beyond the Arab kid's lousy essay on Constitutional development that seems to be hot among the folks with their head up the elephant's behind.

At some point, I'm going to ask her to describe the experience on here, although when that occurs, we will cease to be "Madmen", but become "Madpersons".

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