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Marx & Coca-Cola
This is an essay about Marxism, social change, and the film Marx & Coca-Cola. It will use scenes from the film to illustrate and explain several themes relating to Marxism and social change. The three themes—Marx’s idea of human nature, the Marxist conception of work, and the immiseration thesis—will be presented separately in turn, and through them, over the course of the essay, a general critique of Marxist theory will be delivered. The essay will end by reviewing the isolated critiques and filmic expositions to produce a unified, general recommendation for how social change should be approached in the real world. Continue reading