A Guide to Reading Karl Marx for the First Time / by Michael Lazarus

With inequality and class struggle on the rise, there is more interest in Karl Marx’s thought now than there has been for decades. (david_jones / Flickr) Although it’s been sitting on your shelf for years, your paperback copy of Capital has a tellingly uncreased spine. It’s time to change that — here’s a guide to how. SometimesContinue reading “A Guide to Reading Karl Marx for the First Time / by Michael Lazarus”

Karl Marx: Five Reasons Why The Thinker Was Ahead of His Time / by Christine Lehnen

How modern was Karl Marx? An exhibition in Berlin’s Deutsches Historisches Museum explores why the German philosopher remains relevant to this day. 1. HE MARRIED A PARTNER WHO WAS HIS EQUAL Without his wife Jenny Marx (1814-1881), Marx’s accomplishments would not have been possible. Born Johanna Bertha Julie Jenny von Westphalen, Marx’s better half was notContinue reading “Karl Marx: Five Reasons Why The Thinker Was Ahead of His Time / by Christine Lehnen”