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University of Florida Names Group Study Room After Karl Marx

University of Florida Names Group Study Room After Karl Marx

“The unique extent of the influence of Marx’s materialist explanation of the workings of society, economics and history, inevitably saw Marxist theory extend its influence to literary criticism”

America’s founders face cancellation on some college campuses, but Karl Marx is fine? This is not OK.

Campus Reform reports:

University of Florida names study room after Karl Marx

The University of Florida has named a collaborative study space after socialist revolutionary Karl Marx.

In a picture obtained by Campus Reform, Marx’s name can be seen on a plaque labeling the space in Library West a “Group Study Room.” A small inscription labels Marx as a “philosopher, radical economist, and revolutionary critic.”

Library West is part of the George A. Smathers Libraries system.

The description credits Marx as being the “founder of scientific socialism” whose “reputation as a radical thinker” emerged during the rise of the socialist political parties in the 1870s and 1880s.

“The unique extent of the influence of Marx’s materialist explanation of the workings of society, economics and history, inevitably saw Marxist theory extend its influence to literary criticism,” the plaque reads.

Marx is also credited with laying the foundation for the rise of “socialist and communist movements throughout the world.”

The Karl Marx Group Study Room is one of 14 other reserved spaces where students can schedule a time to collaborate. The rooms vary in capacity ranging from groups of two to teams of 12.

The Karl Marx room holds the largest occupancy.

Each room honors the name of influential individuals who have impacted a wide range of academia including literature, politics, philosophy, and science.

In addition to Marx, notable names who have helped transcribe the political landscape include Founding Father Benjamin Franklin and Civil Rights Activists Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King Jr.

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nordic_prince | March 10, 2022 at 2:14 pm

Thought Marx was a dead white dude… you know, the kind they want to eradicate from not only the curriculum, but from society…

Need to hang small signs strategically, that say GROUCHO.

UF has less of this kind of idiocy than most, but this is disgraceful.

Perhaps posting high quality photographs of the Soviet gulags or the Cambodian killing fields in this “study room” would be educational.

If I were a student there, I’d be tempted to pick up books like “The Gulag Archipelago” off the shelves and leave them scattered around in the Marx Study Room.

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