Over 1,000 students, workers and activists attended the speaking tour based on the title of Terry Eagleton’s new book, “Why Marx Was Right” last week. Eagleton spoke alongside Alex Callinicos.
The Socialist Worker Student Society hosted the meetings. They took place at universities in Essex, Manchester and Sheffield, at King’s College London and as part of the Oxford Radical Forum.
The size of the meetings and the life of the debate show that the economic crisis shaking the system has a twin—the ideological crisis.
Socialists must lead the practical struggles against austerity, but also the ideological battle. Marxism can explain the turmoil of our world. We should prove Marx right once more.