Asked to comment on the recent endorsement of Karl Marx by The New York Times and The Economist, Barry Ellis admitted he was ‘still struggling to absorb the impact’.
People used to ask me how I could justify being a Marxist, he reflected, as he strolled through Galway city’s Woodquay area, but now all they want to do is tell me about Marx?
The 63 year old paused for a moment to take a photo of an electric vehicle charging point.
“They used to tell me Marx will only be taken seriously,” he said, “when the electric car is”.
As he shared the image with his Whatsapp peer group, he murmured, “turns out they were right…”