[Marxism] What are Universities for?

en.passant at bigpond.com en.passant at bigpond.com
Sat Feb 23 15:49:17 MST 2013

Going to university should be a liberating experience. It should train us to critique rigorously all orthodoxies and dogmas. It should be about unlocking intellectual and practical abilities, giving us the tools to help transform society for the better.

However, universities, like all other major institutions, are shaped by the needs of the capitalist system ? an authoritarian order run in the interests of the rich and powerful, who put profit above everything else. Going to university is an alienating experience because educational institutions take on the authoritarian, profit-driven dynamic of the system as a whole.


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