Some of the anti-communist blindfolds are coming off the American public!
The Sunday newspaper on May 17 includes a full-page article explaining that philosopher Karl Marx fully anticipated the current economic crisis and knew what to do about it. A careful reading of the article by Leo Pavitch shows that, probably for the first time ever, there are no caveats nor reservations. In the past, Marx might have been acknowledged, but whatever good might have been said of him was always buried beneath a deluge of condemnations!
Capitalism has undergone a regular series of crises since Marx and his colleague Frederick Engels revealed the nature of this beast, but it is extremely unusual to see the common usage of words like "class" and "capitalism" in publications that are historically viciously anti-worker and anti-communist, such as the Dallas newspaper.
The article was not immediately available on www.dallasnews.com, however, it was originally published in Foreign Policy # 172, and can be found at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=4856
In November, 2008, the Dallas paper ran a clarification of Marx's attitude toward religion that is routinely misrepresented. Gregory Rodriguez, “Asking the Right God Question” enlarges on the usually misquoted “opiate of the masses” statement and puts it in real context with the rest of the sentence, including the Marx's phrase “the sigh of the oppressed.” Marx did not target religion, but oppression.