Marx for Millennials

Marx for Millennials 1

Chronicle photo illustration by Scott Seymour, original images from The Granger Collection and iStock

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Chronicle photo illustration by Scott Seymour, original images from The Granger Collection and iStock

I saw the best minds of my generation recruited by McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, and Bridgewater. The rest of us became Marxists.

There have now been quite a few attempts to account for a sudden "resurgence" of Marxism—or at least a new openness to anticapitalism—among people of my generation. (A representative example, an article in Tablet, was subtitled "For those too young to remember the cold war but old enough to be trapped by the Great