Skip to comments.Karl Marx's 'Communist Manifesto' Ranked Among Top Three Assigned College Texts
Posted on 01/29/2016 10:48:13 PM PST by Art in Idaho
Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto is ranked among the top three most frequently assigned texts at universities and colleges, and Marx is the most assigned economist in college courses.
At present, we have around 1.1 million syllabi, drawing predominantly from the past decade of teaching in the US. We think the total number of US, UK, Canadian, and Australian syllabi for the past 15 years is in the range of 80-100 million.
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Education is the key. Help as many youth as you can. The survival of our Sacred Republic is at stake.
Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. Not surprising though.
When I was in college we had to read it alright. But we picked that thing apart for all it’s idiocy. The professor led the way. Of course this was in Fairbanks.
My PoliSci professor was talking about how stupid Marx was. Needless to say, he’s one of my favorite professors. I’ve been considering reading “The Communist Manifesto” so as I could “know mine enemy,” but I’m not sure it’s worth the time.
I was in H.S. in Chicagoland in the 70’s, and checked it out of the school library out of curiosity. No one had ever checked it out before. The card was blank, and the hardcover book had never been opened up beyond its cover. I figured in order to be against something, you had to understand it first. Not many must have shared that same opinion.
Three books for molding young skulls full of mush:
The Communist Manifesto - The Communist in Theory
Dreams of My Father - The Communist in Person
Rules for Radicals - The Communist in Practice
Absolutely correct about Plato.
I read Dreams in 2008 when Hillary was still the presumptive nominee, but Obama was coming of fast. I can truly say that nothing that has happened has been a surprise to me. Horrifying, yes, but not a surprise.
Coming *on* fast.
I come from a completely different world where Boyce and Diprima or Marion means you read the best.
I agree. From what I understand it's endemic on all campuses. Also, I've heard it's in all classes, not just Philosophy. It's part of economics, political science, geography (the British colonialists, etc). . the kids hear it in many classes. . over and over. . couple that with all the environmental crap, global warming, climate change, and after 4 years you have a good little useful idiot socialist.
It just amazes me that Bernie Sanders has any traction at all. His 'job' has been to make the word socialism mainstream and to get it out there for discussion.
People have to be educated re socialism/communism/progressivism. Our future depends on it.
Mickey’s dog was a communist?
Yes, I can remember when I started to really research Obama in the summer and Sept-Oct of 2008. As I've said numerous times, I totally freaked out when I learned he was a hard core communist with communist mentors and associations his whole life. I told everyone I knew and tried to 'spread the word' as much as I could. Actually discovered FR back then re the eligibility issue.
So much has happened to our country since then. We have to interrupt the downward spiral we're in. People have to understand what socialism/communism is or we are doomed.
I, Sivad, offer my services as commissar in charge of
division of labor resources under the new worker’s
paradise system. My first declaration is that 95% of
all college professors will be terminated from their
academic positions. There are far more professors than
are needed. These excess educators will be reassigned
to local agricultural collectives to work as field hands.
“To each according to his needs”
Be happy in your work.
LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTION!
i fear and think it will not come in a peaceful manner.
too much is at stake for those that would destroy the country.
the academia, media, RINO establishment and dems are entrenched and drooling that they are so close to their dream.
they usually end up getting slaughtered in the end and never learn from history.
i’m NOT advocating slaughter, just saying that history hasn’t been kind to the intelligentsia once they have pushed the masses too far.
Ah, it may well be that looking at sections of "Communist Manifesto" and other of Marx's writings ("Das Kapital") may not be "indoctrination" but rather a way for the teacher to dis-indoctrinate a student or a culture by showing specifically how Marx's theories have indeed failed.
So don't say that having these writings on the list of readings for study of economics is "indoctrination."
For comparison, I have a translation of the Koran, but reading from sections of it are not going to "indoctrinate" me into Mohammedanism.
To get a balanced view on the inclusion of readings oppositional to one's personal philosophy may indeed strengthen one's resistance to them, not weaken.
One insight well worth reading is the comment on "Das Kapital" made by Martin Asiner on the Amazon site where one can buy a translation of it. Asiner's comment is titled "Read Das Kapital for Passion not Use-Value" (click here)(scroll down to the "Customer Reviews" section of the Amazon page).
Don't be a clod-hopper and refuse to allow exposure to challenging ideas in the marketplace of economic or religious or medical or military or political theories. If you strenuously object, perhaps FR is not a place to exclude a discussion of contrary opinions, eh?
I read Marx in college, and understanding him well has protected me against any risk of being deceived by that branch of evil. It also helps that avarice and envy are not among the mistakes that tempt me, since all branches of socialism are based on those deadly sins.
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