[Marxism] Dr Marx in the comics
rjacobs3625 at charter.net
Sat Dec 6 16:36:23 MST 2008
there are some used copies of Marx for beginners available via Amazon
Michael Smith wrote:
> Just had an interesting experience. My teenage
> daughter -- who never reads books if she can help
> it, but loves comic strips -- asked me what this
> dude Karl Marx was all about.
> I thought for a minute and then told her that he
> was a guy who thought history was all about class
> struggle. (Shallow, I know, but you try 25 words
> or less while a teenage girl with a short attention
> span looks at you skeptically).
> Her response: Well, duuhh, everybody knows *that*.
> Why do people think he's so crazy?
> I wanted to find a comic-strip version of
> Capital to give her. Apparently there isn't one
> yet in English, though just last month, it seems,
> a manga version appeared in Japan.
> This seems shocking to me. Why on earth hasn't
> somebody done a comic-strip Capital years ago? Marx
> is so concrete and vivid -- he'd be as big a treat
> for an illustrator as Dickens.
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