Marx on the Rocks with a Twist

I just wanted to bestow the following advice on all of you: WATCH MAD MEN.

I just got through every single episode to date within a week (that’s nearly three seasons); it’s so well-written and intelligent. And the show has a very obvious foundation of media psychology and straight-up Marxism. For those of you who haven’t heard the buzz, it’s set in a 1960s advertising firm on Madison Avenue. Principles like commodities and hegemony permeate every single storyline! There’s even a character who references Marx’s ideas on economy and the proletariat from time to time.

If you’re looking for a fascinating and complex cultural interpretation of the very ideas we discuss twice a week, check out the show. I’m not gonna tell you how to watch it for free, but here’s a hint: it starts with “N” and ends with “etwork.”

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