Carnegie-Mellon Celebrates Karl Marx Bicentennial

, Malcolm A. Kline, 1 Comment

And they’re going bananas doing it. The dean of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon, Richard Scheines, thinks that the man who popularized the ideology that left at least 100 million dead was “a great man.”

At the event announcing the university’s bicentennial plans, “Scheines then turned over the platform to the Marx-birthday organizer Kathy Newman, an associate professor of English who writes on ‘the masses and the mass culture,'” Paul Kengor writes in The American Spectator. “Scheines introduced Newman as a ‘political activist’ who (I’m not making this up) showed up at the CMU president’s welcome reception ‘dressed as Karl Marx.'”

“This gesture was, said Scheines, ‘great stuff’ — reflective of Newman’s ‘courageous sense of humor.’”