Marxist Glam (n)

Short for Marxist Glamour: a style, not a life choice, specific to affluent young PhD candidates (revolutionaries, “young guns”), often Ivy League graduate students, who insist on a Marxist critique of all things while typing from their Hamptons/Cape beach houses. Does not have to be the Hamptons. Pipes, leather couture, sometimes tweed, elbow patches, union organizers, utter failure to acknowledge privilege while proficient at recognizing irony everywhere else. Oxymorons. Affected tick, accent, or personality disorder inspired by DSM-IV gloss. Struggles to struggle. Buys socks from same vendor as the pope.

see also: “socialist glam,” and “hipster chic.”

This word is probably going to get me in trouble with my colleagues.

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