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karl marx: fetish of the angry hebrew prophet

The many faces of Karl Marx. Prophet, historian, journalist,revolutionary, philosopher and attentive papa. All these faces were his, and one other: the romantic idealist exhorting man to triumph over the things he manufactures… …Of course “Capital,” was, for all Marx’s … Continue reading

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karl marx: romanticism of the angry moralist

The many faces of Karl Marx. We know of the revolutionary, the prophet, the historian and the philosopher. But he had one another: the romantic idealist exhorting man to triumph over the things he manufactures… Karl Marx…But ultimately of course, … Continue reading

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karl marx: conspiracy weary

…Karl Marx’s irritability was undoubtedly exasperated by persistent ill health. When writing “Capital” he was severely troubled with hemorrhoids. As he wrote plaintively to Engels, “to finish I must at least be able to sit down,” adding grimly, “I hope … Continue reading

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karl marx: sunday outings

…In 1843 Marx had married Jenny von Westphalen, the beautiful daughter of a neighbor in Trier, a Prussian government official. When they came to London, there were already three children, Jenny, Laura and Edgar. Shortly after their arrival Guido was … Continue reading

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karl marx: the family guy

…The managing editor, Charles Anderson Dana, had met Marx in Germany whe n the latter was winning notoriety as he crusading editor of the Neue Rheinische Zeitung. After Marx fled to London, Dana asked him for regular articles, at five … Continue reading

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karl marx: manifesto for romanticism

…In the short run the prophecy was false, nor has the ensuing century and sixty-five per cent done much to make it valid. The specter of communism, which Marx and Engels had declared to be haunting Europe, proved in 1848, … Continue reading

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karl marx: the man who always was

…The Communist Manifesto differs from most political pamphlets precisely in the breadth and grandeur of its historical perspective. The message is that history both promises victory and imposes conditions. From the ringing opening, “The history of all hitherto existing society … Continue reading

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young karl marx: romantic idealist

The many faces of Karl Marx: how about the romantic idealist exhorting man to triumph over the things he manufactures?… …Instead of productive labour being used by humanity, human beings were used to produce products. The workers, the proletariat, were … Continue reading

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young karl marx: the romantic aesthetic

The many faces of Karl Marx: The forgotten one is the romantic idealist exhorting man to triumph over the things he manufactures… …In his secure niche in the placid, comely, pre-industrial world of Trier and the German university towns, it … Continue reading

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karl marx: the romantic idealist as hidden face

Karl Marx: the romantic idealist exhorting man to triumph over the things he makes… …Marx’s dreams were imperialist in scale, ecumenical in scope, and grounded on a panoramic view of world history. Such cosmopolitanism, too, is characteristic of his generation. … Continue reading

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