With Krleža, Against Organized Idiotism
Krleža writes about imperialist wars, corruption, oligarchy, plutocracy, the miserable life under the dictatorship of capital, and so on. Moreover, he writes from the perspective of a revolutionary socialist. Almost a century later all of those Krleža’s early themes are still critically and tragically topical. Various versions of ostensible socialism are today thoroughly discredited, but it could be said that socialism as such—in its authentic, humanistic version—remains a valid option for humanity.
Three Songs of the Crème de la Crème
Plutocracy the Wonderful O beautiful, our properties Our lands and woods and grains Our fields and mines and factories Our ships and trains and planes! Accumulate, accumulate! We never get enough Of profits, income, capital, and other lovely stuff. O beautiful, our trophy wives Their diamonds, furs, and shoes Our speedboats, cars, jets, limousines Our […]
Mr. Zion Clarifies a Few Things
Calm down folks and listen to my story, OK? You need to understand that I live with an absolutely impossible woman. All I ever wanted was to live in peace and harmony with her. I was willing to share and share alike. So I let her build us a beautiful house, under my direction. I […]