Tag: Socialism

What Would Happen if Marx Met Trotsky?

Marx is Back is an Argentine mini-series about Karl Marx’s ideas. In this YouTube show, a worker is reading The Communist Manifesto while organizing his

Marx is Back

A young printworker in Buenos Aires discovers a book that will transform the way he sees society. After a friend and coworker passes him the Communist Manifesto, things start to change dramatically in his life. The worker’s “encounters” with Marx take him on a path of hard-to-swallow truths and jarring revelations.

What Would Happen if Marx Met Trotsky?

Marx is Back is an Argentine mini-series about Karl Marx’s ideas. In this YouTube show, a worker is reading The Communist Manifesto while organizing his co-workers against their boss. In this, the last episode in the series, the workers begin to discuss socialism. One of the workers brings up the commonly held view that “Socialism doesn’t work. After all, look at the Soviet Union.” This leads the protagonist, who has been imagining conversations with Marx, to witness a conversation between Marx and Trotsky. Despite the Stalinization of the Soviet Union, not all hope is lost. As Trotsky tells Marx, “Your

Marx is Back

A young printworker in Buenos Aires discovers a book that will transform the way he sees society. After a friend and coworker passes him the Communist Manifesto, things start to change dramatically in his life. The worker’s “encounters” with Marx take him on a path of hard-to-swallow truths and jarring revelations.