4.15.08 - 4.15.08 We turn from "the absurd" to...

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4.15.08 We turn from “the absurd” to Marx Karl Marx would not be surprised that we in America of 2008 are examining the absurd. No accident that it emerges in Western Europe and America in the 20 th century. What is the absurd? A separation from one’s own life No surprise Dominance of work life in an economic system striving continually for growth, greater efficiency Forcing into niche, cubicles in a mass, highly bureaucratized society where one is always replaceable by someone better In the 20 th century in the capitalistic system, the most pressing issues in our life have to due with our work life. Where one does not feel expressed in one’s work who feels quite remote from the levers of power. Karl Marx: The Communist Manifesto Marx’ Importance 1949-89 A third of the world claimed their debt to Marx The one thinker in all of history that achieved the greatest influence in the shortest amount of time. Hasen’t history discredited his ideas?
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