Capitalism and Art

Art and the media are quite relevant topics given the prominence of the #MeToo movement, Donald Trump’s tirades against the free press, and the recent campaigns to diversify ethnic representation in popular culture. It seems that, for all of their relevance to Marxism and the analysis of capitalism, there is an interesting lack of Marxist voices in the discussion. Perhaps this is indicative of the general Marxist unwillingness to analyze current events without the grand abstractions from the real world necessary to connect theory with theory. Either way, this unwillingness is an issue, as any kind of relevancy will rely on purposefully remaining relevant, obviously. Continue reading