The greatest challenge to Marxist thinking was from the Austrian tradition.
The world seems to be throwing him a hell of a 200th birthday celebration, but what's really behind the fervour of these think pieces?
Crikey readers offer suggestions of what should be examined after the banking sector.
It is often remarked that socialism is "good in theory, bad in practice". It’s a pretty rubbish theory if in practice it has failed every time it has been tried.
As the conditions of material economic revolution have faded, social and cultural struggles have come to the fore. And that's the problem.
It's easy to romanticise a working-class suburb and factory life for one who escaped them both.