“entertain the hypothesis that the root problem of the problem is capitalism”
Isn’t it strange how so many young people are embracing socialism? What could be causing it?
Campus Reform reports:
New York students will read Marx in ‘Capitalism Versus Nature’ course
The New School for Social Research, a graduate school in Lower Manhattan, will offer a course next semester to explore how feminist and Marxist theory can help save the environment.
Feminist professor Nancy Fraser will teach “Capitalism Versus Nature,” which aims to show students how social phenomena allegedly cause environmental issues, such as deforestation, water pollution, and urban smog.
“How should we conceptualize the social forces that are currently undermining ecological sustainability?” the course description begins. “Is the culprit anthropocentrism, Eurocentrism, and/or masculinism, as many claim? Or should we look rather to industrialism, imperialism, or neoliberalism?”
“What sort of critical theory can clarify these matters?” the description asks.
While Fraser’s students will debate various causes of environmental destruction, the professor admits that they will ultimately “entertain the hypothesis that the root problem of the problem is capitalism.”
The course description doesn’t explicitly claim that Marxism is the solution, but Marx is the first author listed among the required readings. Fraser has also participated in multiple media interviews in which she appeared to support Marxism.
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