Dispatches For The New York Tribune: Selected Journalism Of Karl Marx by Karl MarxDispatches For The New York Tribune: Selected Journalism Of Karl Marx by Karl Marx

Dispatches For The New York Tribune: Selected Journalism Of Karl Marx

byKarl MarxIntroduction byJames LedbetterForeword byFrancis Wheen

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Karl Marx (1818-1883) is arguably the most famous political philosopher of all time, but he was also one of the great foreign correspondents of the nineteenth century. During his eleven years writing for the New York Tribune (their collaboration began in 1852), Marx tackled an abundance of topics, from issues of class and the state to world affairs. Particularly moving pieces highlight social inequality and starvation in Britain, while others explore his groundbreaking views on the slave and opium trades - Marx believed Western powers relied on these and would stop at nothing to protect their interests. Above all, Marx’s fresh perspective on nineteenth-century events encouraged his readers to think, and his writing is surprisingly relevant today.

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Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of...
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Title:Dispatches For The New York Tribune: Selected Journalism Of Karl MarxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 0.9 inPublished:February 26, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780141441924

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Karl Marx the Newspaper Writer Not many people realize that Karl Marx was a writer for the New York Tribune for many years and wrote on a wide variety of topics relating to the political and social problems society faced. I read some of these writings a number of years ago when I was doing my thesis on Karl Marx. They were, however, in different collections with his other writings. It is good to see that Penguin Classics has put them together so the reader can see them within the context of his philosophy. This is a great book to see his early newspaper writings. Karl Marx wrote these not only to make his views known to a wider public but also as a source of funds to support himself and his family when he was also writing some of his major works such as Das Kapital.
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