'A center of Marxist thought': Head of Marxism certificate explains program's role at Duke

Monday, November 28, 2016

Michael Hardt, professor of literature and a pre-eminent Marxist scholar, has directed the Marxism and Society certificate program at Duke for several years. At the same time, his career has generated controversy from some who consider him a radical academic—he was named on a recent Professor Watchlist, which seeks to document college professors who "promote leftist propaganda" and is produced by the conservative nonprofit organization Turning Point USA. The Chronicle spoke with Hardt about his work on Marxist thought and his response to the criticism. The following conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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