Two Cheers for Techno-Marxism

A statue of Karl Marx in a public park in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images.)

Dear Reader (Including the Jew-ish among you),

The 11 scariest words in the English language, at least in some very specific circumstances, might be: “Let’s ditch the rules and do something really off the wall.” This is simply not something you’d want to hear from, say, your heart surgeon.  I imagine prostitutes don’t want to hear it from their clients, either. 

And maybe it’s not something you want to hear from me, either. But there’s nothing you can do to stop me (cue maniacal laugh).

I had a weird idea occur to me while recording The Remnant podcast this morning. I want to make the Marxist case for nuclear fusion. I know what you’re thinking: “Not that dead horse again.” But, as an early draft of Castaway had Tom Hanks saying before they changed his inanimate buddy from a lacrosse stick to a volleyball, “Stick with me.” 

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