Donate

Revisiting ‘Midnight in the Century’

Frank Furedi looks back at his 1990 groundbreaking Living Marxism article on the crisis facing Marxists.

Frank Furedi

Frank Furedi

Topics Politics

This is a bit of random text from Kyle to test the new global option to add a message at the top of every article. This bit is linked somewhere.

I wrote the article ‘Midnight in the Century’ in 1990 as a response to the intellectual and moral crisis of the left in general and of Marxists in particular.

Its pessimistic prognosis was based on the assessment that not only had the experience of Stalinism discredited socialism, but also that the intellectual poverty of the left had succeeded in giving capitalist ideology a measure of credibility.

In many respects, though, the analysis contained in the article tackled only one half of the problem…

This is a taster from the May edition of spiked plus, our exclusive ‘magazine within a magazine’ for readers who make invaluable contributions to spiked’s fundraising drive. To read the rest of the article, sign in, or sign up, to spiked plus here.

To enquire about republishing spiked’s content, a right to reply or to request a correction, please contact the managing editor, Viv Regan.

Topics Politics

Comments

Want to join the conversation?

Only spiked supporters and patrons, who donate regularly to us, can comment on our articles.

Join today