The concept of equality is as important to America's self-conception as it is confusing. What sort of equality? Equality before the law; equality of opportunity; equal access to all the benefits
It's Karl Marx' 200th Birthday! It is hard to deny that Marx left a lasting, far-reaching impact on the course of history. But how exactly can we distill the core insights of Marx's teachings? Are we to emphasize it his concrete philosophical positions or his contributions to political history around the world?
This wonderful New York Times tribute to Marx highlights and praises the philosopher's critical posture towards capitalism and oppressive structures. Marx's pragmatic, critical attitude is brought to bear on our instituions regularly in our society.
Here's the article: