[OPE-L:1398] Re: Re: Marx and the BBC

Jurriaan Bendien (djjb99@worldonline.nl)
Sat, 02 Oct 1999 08:20:30 +0100

Andrew wrote:

>His work as a revolutionary is respected by academics today?!
>Hardly. The ruling ideas that academia produces are the ideas of
>the ruling class.

This sounds very radical, but is it true ? I would say that many academics
I know produce ideas for the working class as well. Perhaps Andrew
overrates the importance of the university in producing the "ruling ideas".

In solidarity


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