Marxist IQ: neoliberalism, revisionism, and Bill of Rights socialism

 
March 1, 2018
Marxist IQ: neoliberalism, revisionism, and Bill of Rights socialism

This week’s Marxist IQ starts off with a test of your anti-Marxist knowledge.  How well do you know some of the main opponents of Marxist theory?  Don’t worry, though–we’ll wind things up with the history and theory of the CPUSA.

1. Max  Weber emerged as the most important social theorist to challenge Marxism with his theory of _________.

(a) corporate personhood

(b) modernization

(c) self-improvement

(d) psychoanalysis

 

2. Economist Milton Friedman, whose ideas became central to policies called ‘neoliberalism’ over the last four decades, argued that the economy would work best by ___________.

(a) eliminating government regulation and taxation

(b) privatizing public sector activities

(c) managing recessions through monetary policy, rather than fiscal policy

(d) all of the above

 

3. Eduard Bernstein’s ideas of ‘evolutionary socialism’, which he claimed would  make Marxism relevant for the twentieth century, led critics to call him a __________.

(a) pragmatist

(b) humanist

(c) revisionist

(d) dogmatist

 

4. CPUSA leader Gus Hall  outlined the CPUSA’s  longterm commitment to _______.

(a) a Soviet America

(b) Bill of Rights Socialism

(c) arming workers and oppressed people

(d) ‘one big union’ for all workers

 

Check your answers here.

 

 

 

Comments (4)

Freshnut Splatterback | April 30, 2018 at 3:49 PM

Oh yeah my dude totally got all them questions righto! Yee haw! Yah hoo! All them were so easy. Hope yuns come out with another real soon like.

Aaron Clark | March 16, 2018 at 11:03 PM

Perfect!

Vietlongvnm | March 12, 2018 at 6:13 AM

Perpect

Mark Maxey | March 01, 2018 at 1:05 AM

100% where is my certificate?

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