Nonetheless, Henry Hyndman was the first author to popularise Marx's works in English.
26 Facts About Henry Hyndman
The son of a wealthy businessman, Henry Hyndman was born on 7 March 1842 in London.
In 1866, Henry Hyndman reported on the Italian war with Austria for The Pall Mall Gazette.
Henry Hyndman was horrified by the reality of war and became violently ill after visiting the front line.
Henry Hyndman met the leaders of the Italian nationalist movement and was generally sympathetic to their cause.
In 1869, Henry Hyndman toured the world, visiting the United States, Australia and several European countries.
Henry Hyndman continued to write for The Pall Mall Gazette, where he praised the British Empire and criticised those advocating for Irish Home Rule.
Henry Hyndman was very opposed to politics of the United States.
Henry Hyndman became fascinated with Lassalle and decided to research this romantic hero who had been killed in a duel in 1864.
Hyndman was greatly influenced by the book Progress and Poverty and the ideology of Henry George known today as Georgism.
Many socialists were concerned that in the past Henry Hyndman had been opposed to socialist ideas, but Henry Hyndman persuaded many that he had genuinely changed his views and those who eventually joined the SDF included William Morris and Karl Marx's daughter Eleanor Marx.
Henry Hyndman wrote the first popularisation of the ideas of Karl Marx in the English language with England for All in 1881.
Henry Hyndman was extremely authoritarian and tried to restrict internal debate about party policy.
Henry Hyndman took part in the unemployed demonstrations of 1887 and was put on trial for his share in the West End Riots of 1886, but he was acquitted.
Henry Hyndman was chairman at the International Socialist Congress held in London in 1896.
Henry Hyndman continued to lead the SDF and took part in the negotiations to establish the Labour Representation Committee in 1900.
For Vladimir Lenin, "that Henry Hyndman should do so was preposterous; more astonishing still was that Henry Hyndman should admire Mazzini".
Henry Hyndman was an antisemite, voicing antisemitic opinions with regard to the Second Boer War and blaming "Jewish bankers" and "imperialist Judaism" as the cause of the conflict.
Henry Hyndman charged "Beit, Barnato and their fellow-Jews" as aiming to create "an Anglo-Hebraic Empire in Africa stretching from Egypt to Cape Colony".
Henry Hyndman believed Jews were central to "a sinister 'gold international' opposed to the 'red international' of socialism".
Henry Hyndman supported the antisemitic Viennese riots of 1885, arguing that they represented a blow against Jewish finance capital.
Henry Hyndman repeatedly denounced what he saw as the overwhelming power of "capitalist Jews on the London Press", believing that the "Semitic lords of the press" had created war in South Africa.
Henry Hyndman remained committed to conspiracies concerning Jews, remarking that "unless you said that they [Jews] were the most capable and brilliant people of the earth, you had the whole of their international agencies against you".
Henry Hyndman had previously attacked Eleanor Marx in antisemitic terms, noting that she had "inherited in her nose and mouth the Jewish type from Marx himself".
Hyndman upset members of the BSP by supporting the United Kingdom's involvement in World War I The party split in two, with Hyndman forming a new National Socialist Party.
Henry Hyndman remained leader of the small party until his death from pneumonia on 20 November 1921.