LAST year’s Marx 200 event in London was not just an opportunity to celebrate Karl Marx’s bicentenary. It was also an opportunity to answer whether Marxism continues to be a living theory which allows us to understand social reality and help change the world when it is put into practice.
JOHN McDONNELL declared Marxism a “force for change today” as he addressed the closing session of a conference marking Karl Marx’s 200th birthday yesterday.The shadow chancellor received stormy applause for a speech in which he paid tribute to the revolutionary thinker and noted that public interest in his ideas had soared since the bankers’ crash of 2008.
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