Marxist Essays

Marxist Cosmology and the Current World Crisis

Marxist cosmology can definitely be related to the current world economic crisis. Its components, dialectical and historical materialism, has the capacity to elucidate the causes of this crisis. In the context of dialectical materialism, the current world economic crisis is in fact a power struggle between businesses and financial institutions and the average citizen. Historical materialism, meanwhile, would argue that this crisis was brought about by the irresponsible business practices of financial institutions and the real estate industries in the…

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_syriana_ and Successive Marxist Theory

Stanley Aronowitz and William Difazio’s work on contemporary Marxist theory following and analyzing Fordism views of labor as a means to exploit and control workers is very interesting when applied to the film, “Syriana”.  Their ideas illuminate the problems with Fordism (referring to Henry Ford’s method of car production) and its technological effects on control of both workers and their time. Creating “endless” work through technology and its reach beyond the workplace (cell phones, internet, etc…) and, also, alienation from…

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