HIS 102
Unit 7:


They don't get much larger than this gigantic bust/statue of Karl Marx.  What an amazing object!

Karl Marx
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What you must do in this unit
  • Read chapter 20 in Coffin/Stacey, especially the section "Taking Sides:  New Ideologies in Politics."
  • Read my notes on Marxism.
  • Study the Questions to Consider and the Key Terms for the week.
  • Post (or respond) your thoughts/ideas about this unit's reading and assignment in the Blackboard online discussion forum. Do not post your assignment there.
  • Take the Midterm Exam.
What you can do in this unit
  • Listen to some further information about this unit as a mp3 file.  You can also read the information as a txt file.
Some videos that you can watch for this unit Extra Credit Options
  • For a maximum of 50 points extra credit, explain what Marx meant when he stated that he "had stood Hegel on his head" (Or something to that extent) in a one-page paper.
  • For a maximum of 50 points extra credit, in a one-page paper, compare and contrast the ideas of Marx with those of Charles Fourier (1772-1837), Theory of Social Organization, and Louis Blanc (1811-­1882),  The Organization of Labour.
  • For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, read a smidgeon of Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921), Anarchism: Its Philosophy and Ideal, and comment in a paragraph.
  • For extra credit, please suggest a relevant website for this unit of the course.  Send the title of the site, the url and a brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to the material being studied this unit.

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