So what kind of man was Karl Marx?

All around the world – but in very different ways – people are marking today as the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx in Trier, Prussia.¬†Although my politics have always been firmly Left of Centre, I’ve never been attracted to Marx’s ideas.

I acknowledge that he is a giant in philosophical and political thought but, as a man, he was a deeply flawed character as explained in my review of the biography by Francis Wheen.


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