The New York Time wonders: “Was Marx Right?”
I suppose you can go read the intellectual back and forth, which from my cursory skimming was, as one might expect, bogged down with question begging and strawman of every kind (though mostly, the kind that wear monocles and spats); but there’s probably an easier way to answer the question.
To wit: Hire a voodoo priestess and have her read the bones of the hundreds of millions who have been killed by regimes intent on bringing us to Nirvana through the various attempts at implementing socialism and radical egalitarianism. They’re easy enough to find, after all. Just go find the countries who have followed Marxism in the past and look for the mass graves.
My guess is, the bones will answer the NYT’s question with something along the lines of, “you’re fucking kidding us, right?” — though that’s a loose translation from any number of languages, from Vietnamese to Chinese to Russian to Cuban to German and on and on and on and on and on and on and on…
(h/t Weasel Zippers)