Marxism 101: The myth of capitalist democracy

10:00am Sunday 25 August

About this session

We’re told that we live in a democracy, and that if we don’t like the way things are then we can vote for someone else. Yet there’s rarely anyone decent to vote for. Marx explained this seeming contradiction when he described capitalist democracy as a system where “the oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.”

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