Scholar Kevin B. Anderson discusses Marx’s surprising conclusions on race and national oppression.
Kevin B. Anderson is a distinguished professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Lenin, Hegel, and Western Marxism (1995) and Marx at the Margins (2010).
Critics of Marx have accused him of imposing a European model of historical development on the rest of the world. But the real Marx rejected Eurocentric thinking and developed a sophisticated view of world history in all its diversity and complexity.
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