Karl Marx Day T-ShirtsWhat the heck is going on here? First I find out that someone I thought who had some interesting things to say (Frank Furedi) was a founder of the now defunct RCP in Britain. And now there's this. Honest to goodness, I have not now or ever have been a . . . . My daughter received this photo by email in connection with a European History course she is taking at school. They're selling these t-shirts for $10.00 a piece to wear on the first annual EH Karl Marx Day, which will be held, with the teacher's blessing (they also had a Guy Fawkes Day celebration earlier in the school year), the first day back at school after winter break in late February. Note the "Nerds of the World Unite!" on the back. The times they sure are a changing. Gosh, I know anyone who wore anything like at our school would be sent packing, possibly getting a suspension. But then I was of the generation that had the nuclear attack drills in elementary school requiring us to hunker down under our desks with our hands clasped around the back of our necks (like that was going to help in the event of a bomb). Funny thing is that the teacher is really a bog-standard (is that the word?), mild-mannered liberal -- thinks that R.R. Palmer (author of the History of the Modern World) is the cats meow (or whatever). Well, at least red is a cheerful color for mid-winter, and a t-shirt doesn't break the bank like a soccer jersey.