This is a tiny pet peeve of mine.
Social Darwinism + Hitler = Really bad theory totally devalued
Marxism + Stalin = Still valid way of looking at life
This has bothered me for a long time. To me Marxism as a theory, in other words basing your entire evaluations on economics and worker pain, has been called out and completely devalued after the Workers Paradise turned into the Guglag Archipelago.
In history most of the New Left lost out on the argument when Synthesis school came a long and said that the world is more complex than your typical proletariate vs the capitalists comparisons. I just wish in other academic walks of life it was treated in the same manner as Social Darwinist theory.
Any way lets call that my PSA for today and call it a night.