In The Atlantic Post Opinion Section, Ogbu A. Ameh writes: “Karl Marx, described ‘Democracy‘ as a pretence and sham, a facade behind which the real political power is exercised by some Oligarch.”
The 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth has been marked with the unveiling of a statue in the city where he was born.
The celebrations were marred by protests – the revolutionary philosopher remains a divisive figure almost three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Recently, a young man who teaches English in Abia State University phoned to inform me of an impending conference on the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx. But what the call provoked in me was not the remembrance of Marx and his enduring legacy but anger over the fact that some people still regularly irritate me with chants of “death of communism” and “disappearance of socialism.”