Born on May 5 1818, few thinkers have been as influential as Karl Marx. Philosopher, theoretician of history, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist, he was a prolific thinker and writer, widely lauded, criticized, and misunderstood, especially by those who claimed to act in his name.
In honor of his birthday, here is a series of pieces about Karl Marx, a recent painting by an artist whose work my good friend just introduced me to, and a song that I love.
The World Isn’t Fair, by Randy Newman
Karl Marx (1818 – 1883), a very brief bio at BBC: History
Karl Marx, 1818-1883, by Steven Kreis at The History Guide
Karl Marx, by Jonathan Wolff, at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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