By Ben Watson.
The enormity of Karl Marx's thought is underestimated. When he declared that the point was to change the world, the agent of change he pointed to was the class of proletarians. The idea that a class of propertyless oiks could carry through a solution to history which had evaded the best minds of German philosophy has now becom familiar jargon: it has lost its power to shock. Not, however, its musical corollary: the idea that the two-minute rock 'n' roll single solved musical problems that stumped Mahler and Schoenberg.
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