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Home Front: Culture Wars
Pete Buttigieg's father was a Marxist professor who lauded the Communist Manifesto
2019-05-23
[Washington Examiner] The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin.

Joseph Buttigieg, who died in January at the age of 71, immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s from Malta and in 1980 joined the University of Notre Dame faculty, where he taught modern European literature and literary theory. He supported an updated version of Marxism that jettisoned some of Marx and Engel's more doctrinaire theories, though he was undoubtedly Marxist.

He was an adviser to Rethinking Marxism, an academic journal that published articles “that seek to discuss, elaborate, and/or extend Marxian theory,” and a member of the editorial collective of Boundary 2, a journal of postmodern theory, literature, and culture. He spoke at many Rethinking Marxism conferences and other gatherings of prominent Marxists.
Posted by:Bright Pebbles

#6  Joe Stalin gave communists a bad name so now they call themselves Democrats.
Posted by: Abu Uluque   2019-05-23 10:45  

#5  Indeed, Diversity doesn’t tell me a damn thing about your values.
Posted by: Jack Salami    2019-05-23 09:47  

#4  I don't think this guy has a chance to be POTUS. However, I didn't think a guy whose name sounded too much like Osama bin Laden would ever make it either. The left seems to like to parade out poster boys and girls for what they define as a kind of superficial diversity.
Posted by: JohnQC   2019-05-23 08:55  

#3  Is it just me, or is there some sort of pattern here ?
Posted by: Besoeker   2019-05-23 08:26  

#2  As Mike Savage says: Red Diaper Doper Baby.
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-05-23 07:13  

#1  ButtPlug takes after his dad of course.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442   2019-05-23 04:57  

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