Karl Marx rediscovered

Marx’s Capital in near the top of the bestseller list around the world.  The amazing thing about this rediscovery of Capital is that the majority of the current buyers of the book are financial speculators who are trying to figure out how to profit from the ongoing global meltdown!

It is time for people who are interested in solving economic problems rather than profiting from them to study the works of Karl Marx.

We do not advise newcomers to Marx to dive straight  into  Capital–it is deep stuff.  A better approach  is through Isaiah Berlin’s Karl Marx,  an excellent political biography that examines Marx’s major works in historical context, or through Marx for Beginners by Rius, a rollicking cartoon book that actually communicates the basics.

Both of these excellent books are still in print and readily available.  Marx’s Kapital for Beginners, a companion volume to Marx for Beginners, appears to be out of print, but I recently picked up a copy at a local 1/2 Price Books.

Once you master the basics of Marx’s analysis you can access and download his entire works online for free.

The British Ministry of Defense has warned the rulers of the western world about the threat that a revival of  Marxism poses to their various regimes but, largely because of the Internet, there is nothing that any of them can do about it.

If you are unfamiliar with the works of Karl Marx, take the plunge and become part of the solution to today’s dangerous problems.

Remember the quotation that is inscribed on Marx’s tomb in London’s Highgate Cemetery:

“Philosophers have previously offered various interpretations of the world. Our business is to change it.”

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One Response to “Karl Marx rediscovered”

  1. Sam_Butler says:

    This is a timely post–here in Germany Die Linke.SDS is in the midst of a series of Capital reading circles at most of the major universities across the country (www.kapital-lesen.de), with the title of ‘Discover Marx Again.’ It seems like a useful and worthwhile effort, and I’ve been particularly impressed at how much enthusiasm is brought to the group by people who are, in fact, discovering Marx for the first time.

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