BARRY GRAHAM, Scottish author, journalist, Zen monk in U.S. Books include THE BOOK OF MAN (an American Library Association best book of the year), THE WRONG THING (finalist for SPINETINGLER MAGAZINE best novel of the year), WHEN IT ALL COMES DOWN TO DUST (a MYSTERY PEOPLE best book of the year) and KILL YOUR SELF: LIFE AFTER EGO, an Amazon Kindle bestseller in the Zen category.
Today is Karl Marx’s 195th birthday. I remember the awe and gratitude I felt when I first read him in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow nearly 30 years ago. 

Today is Karl Marx’s 195th birthday. I remember the awe and gratitude I felt when I first read him in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow nearly 30 years ago. 

Traditional Recipe For Socialism

There is a joke commonly made in Poland that socialism, as it has usually been applied, synthesizes the highest achievements of previous historical periods - from tribal society, it took barbarism; from antiquity, it took slavery; from feudalism, it took relations based upon domination; from capitalism, it took exploitation; and from socialism, it took the name.