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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: school yard bully

Karl Marx in London: the romantic idealist exhorting man to triumph over the things he manufactures… …The official name of KarlMarx’s circle was the German Workers’ Educational Society, and the educational aspect was taken seriously even when it had nothing … 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: family values

Karl Marx a man with a cheery, gay, soul, engaging in horse-play and telling fantastic stories in the manner of E.T.A Hoffmann; a man brimming over with humour, gentleness, kindness and patience? (see link at end)…The first genius of the … 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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