Karl Marx

Karl Marx: His Life and Environment

Few minds have loomed larger than that of Karl Marx in the development of modern philosophy, economics, and politics. Despite…

2 months ago

Karl Marx: A Life

What do a rogue elephant, a wild boar, and a shaven porcupine have in common? They all reflect facets of…

4 months ago

A Farewell to Marx: An Outline and Appraisal of His Theories

Here is a quote to consider: “[Karl Marx’s] real mission in life was to contribute in one way or another…

4 months ago

How to Read Marx

Karl Marx is much like the Wizard of Oz or the elusive thing-in-itself: whom you see depends on which glasses…

10 months ago

Capitalism Reconsidered

What is capitalism and is it a good thing? The OED gives the following definition under “capitalism”: “an economic and political system…

4 years ago

Closing the Book on Marx Is Not a Class Act

"Abolish all private property!" This admonishment came in the middle of the 19th century from the founder of communism, Karl…

4 years ago

Question Marx: Ágnes Heller on Continued “Misinterpretations of Karl Marx’s Philosophy”

Karl Marx (1818–1883) was a German philosopher, historian, and revolutionary, whose social, economic, and political ideas laid the foundation of Communism. Ágnes Heller is…

10 years ago

A Man of His Times: Jonathan Sperber Explains Why Karl Marx’s Ideas Are History

Karl Marx (1818–1883) was a German philosopher and revolutionary, whose works such as The Communist Manifesto and Capital inspired the foundation of 20th-century communist…

10 years ago

Obama Versus Marx: Waging a War on Wages

Though Karl Marx  (1818–1883) died over 130 years ago, his doctrines are continuing to fuel many political, economic, and social…

11 years ago

The Brave New World: Tristram Hunt On Marx and Engels’ Revolutionary Vision

A German social scientist, political activist, and philosopher, Friedrich Engels (1820–1895) was, along with Karl Marx (1818-1883), the father of…

11 years ago