In a response to my short and somewhat facetious post about the horrendous Greece mess, the frequent commentator with the Internet name "formerlyawageslave" made some remarks about the Czech Republic [where he(?) teaches] that resonated with me.
Some years ago, I had a very nice E-mail message from a student in the Czech Republic who had read my little book, In Defense of Anarchism and had apparently liked it. He wanted to know what I was currently working on. I told him that I was studying the thought of Karl Marx, which of course in the United States marked me as a rebellious Lefty. He was very distressed to learn this, and I heard no more from him. It was obvious that where he lived, only government tools and other finks studied Marx. I was clearly not the liberatory author he was hoping for.
There is a lesson here too obvious to require comment.