Book Discussion on Karl Marx: A Life

Mr. Wheen talked about his book Karl Marx: A Life, published by Norton and Company. 
“Imagine Rousseau, Voltaire, and Hegel… read more

Mr. Wheen talked about his book Karl Marx: A Life, published by Norton and Company. 

“Imagine Rousseau, Voltaire, and Hegel fused into one person,” said a contemporary, “and you have Dr. Marx.” In this stunning book, the

first major biography of Marx since the end of the Cold War, Francis Wheen gives us not a

socialist ogre but a fascinating, ultimately humane man. Marx was married to Jenny von

Westphalen, whose devotion was tested by decades of poverty and exile. Wheen does not, however, shy away from Marx’s work. Was he, as

his detractors have claimed, a self-hating Jew? What did Marx really mean by his famous

line, "Religion is the opiate of the masses"? close

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