In 2010 Marxism 21 published a critical evaluation of TSSI scholarship by Korean scholar Changkeun Kim, including a critique of our objections to the ‘Fundamental Marxist Theorem’ (FMT). There was an exchange of which this post contains Kim’s original post, and our first response. Cite as: Kliman, A. and Alan Freeman. 2011. ‘A Welcome Step in a Useful Direction: a response to Changkeun Kim’. Marxism 21, Vol 22. Pp167-214. This post includes Kim’s article and then our response.