“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.”
We noted this situation in a recent quick take. After scrutiny, the school decided maybe this wasn’t such a good idea.
Campus Reform reports:
U Florida takes ‘Karl Marx’ name off study room following news report
As Campus Reform previously reported, the Karl Marx Group Study Room, located in Library West, included a plaque describing Marx, the author of The Communist Manifesto, as a “philosopher, radical economist, and revolutionary critic.”
The plaque continued by stating, “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.”
Several Library West study rooms were named after historical figures including Benjamin Franklin, William Shakespeare, and Mahatma Gandhi. It now appears that all rooms have been stripped of their names and are now only referenced by numbers.
Campus Reform continues to report on the proliferation of Marxist and other leftist influences in higher education.
Last summer, Pennsylvania State University student and Venezuelan emigre Erik Suarez campaigned to have the school remove a displayed quotation from Fidel Castro. The university ultimately took down the Cuban dictator’s words from a wall in its Paul Robeson Cultural Center.
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