University Christens Collective Space the 'Karl Marx Group Study Room'

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Call it a less-than-studious choice. Or, at least, a bold one.

At the University of Florida, a unique “group study room” is on offer.

Evidently, the collaborative space needed a name.


The school came upon a memorable one.

Your attending sons and daughters can commune with their peers in Unit 229 — the “Karl Marx Group Study Room.”

One might think an educational institution would exclusively enshrine those whose philosophies did not result in:

Via The Black Book of Communism, here’s an estimated death toll by country:

  • China: 65 million
  • Soviet Union: 20 million
  • North Korea: 2 million
  • Cambodia: 2 million
  • Vietnam: 1 million
  • Africa: 1.7 million
  • Afghanistan: 1.5 million
  • Eastern Europe: 1 million
  • Latin America: 150,000

You might think that, but you’d be wrong.

Campus Reform reports:

Each room honors the name of influential individuals who have impacted a wide range of academia including literature, politics, philosophy, and science.

The placard on the door pegs Karl as a “philosopher, radical economist, and revolutionary critic, in his own words, ‘of all that exists.'”


If only those who followed him could’ve been more critical of murder.

Mr. Marx is in good company. Other UF study room namesakes:

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Frederick Douglas
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jane Austen
  • William Shakespeare
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Mahatma Gandhi

It’s not an utter shock to see Karl promoted by public education.

In certain American sectors, the villains of old appear to be attaining hero status.

As I covered Monday, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was recently dressed with flyers courtesy of the International Marxist Tendency.

Signs advertised an upcoming meeting as well as the discovered cure for COVID: Socialism.

One might be hard-pressed to find Americans hailing Hitler’s preferred economic system while acknowledging what, in fact, it is: a system which forcibly removes the individual’s right to own a business; one in which our government owns all products and means of production.

Somehow, an epic myth has nationally spread: the notion that, under socialism, you magically become the owner of whatever company at which you’re presently a peon.

Here in 2022, nearly 80 years after the Second World War, America has successfully picked avowed socialists — AKA people who want to control all businesses and the prices of all goods and services — as lawmakers.


Meanwhile, a beloved organization identifies itself loud and clear:

We’re living in revolutionary times.

Back to the University of Florida, if students are going to study in the Karl Marx room, hopefully at some point, they’ll study Karl Marx — the real one, not the genie who lets your barista own Starbucks.



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