Marx has been declared dead so many times and yet the man and his ideas are resurrected again and again.
It is perfectly understandable.
Marx’s economic writings remain as relevant and influential as ever because they are the most clear and cogent analysis of world capitalism, its inner workings and its inherent contradictions, which are responsible for the constant unleashing of economic havoc.
The devasting effects always fall on working people.
Marx had it right way back in his time when he foretold Globalization long before it became a reality, his theories of Alienated Labor, Wage Labor and Capital, Labor Power, Labor Theory of Value, Commodity Fethisism, just to mention a few examples, are all theories that have not just endured through the ages, they carry the same economic and political force today because they are indisputable, they are the truth.
Something as simple as following the news is all the confirmation one needs.
The hatred towards Marx by his class enemies continues unabated, even in the year 2011 they try desperately to discredit him.
I’m not a fan of Zizek but I think his description of the current economic conditions is completely on point:
“We are in deep shit.”
As clear as it can be said.