Was Karl Marx promoting utopia?


    • Mary Gabriel: Karl Marx is potent symbol for Americans, is used as political epithet
    • She wonders whether people who fling Marxist tag know anything about Karl Marx
    • She says Marx a middle-class activist trying to lead Prussian king to democratic reforms
    • Gabriel: Americans taught to fear him, but have adopted some of his ideas, like free education

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Steve Jobs and Soren Kierkegaard

Soren Kierkegaard: “You can only understand life backwards, but we must live it forwards.”

Steve Jobs:  “Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”