What’s wrong with Marxism? – Syed Farid Alatas

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Malay Mail Online

This was an article contribution by Associate Professor Syed Farid Alatas from the Department of Sociology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which he analysed the issue of Marxophobia. He discussed Marx’s theories on capitalism and opined that apart from Marx having got certain things about the progress of capitalism wrong, he was not the evil theorist and ideologue of the horrors of communism that was witnessed in the Soviet Union, China or Cambodia. He noted that only the ignorant fear the teachings of Marx, and that to teach Marx is not to preach communism but critique capitalism.

Click here to read it on the Malay Mail Online.

 

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