19 Facts About Karl Marx

1. In a world of class struggle, Karl Marx defined two types of democracy—bourgeois and proletarian, often currently defined as corporate and people's democracy.

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2. Karl Marx was not like John Stuart Mill, who believed in the greatest good for the greatest number, and gave the nod to the need for an educated vision of what that "greatest good" consisted in.

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3. Karl Marx must be turning in his grave—Karl, that is, not Groucho.

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4. Karl Marx wrote The Communist Manifesto, which still appeals to millions in Latin America where poverty and lack of education combine to make those Catholic nations vulnerable, which is why Rome sees Communist as an enemy, but it's so favorable to.

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5. In 2017 a feature film, The Young Karl Marx, featuring Marx, his wife Jenny Marx, and his collaborator Freidrich Engels, among other revolutionaries and intellectuals prior to the revolutions of 1848 received good reviews both for its historical accuracy and its brio in treating the intellectual life.

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6. Karl Marx had considered the Slavic nations except Poles as 'counter-revolutionary'.

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7. Karl Marx viewed Russia as the main counter-revolutionary threat to European revolutions.

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8. Karl Marx had a special concern with how people relate to their own labour power.

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9. Karl Marx had his articles translated from German by Wilhelm Pieper, until his proficiency in English had become adequate.

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10. Karl Marx attended some of their meetings, but did not join.

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11. Karl Marx criticised both right-wing European governments as well as figures in the liberal and socialist movements whom he thought ineffective or counter-productive.

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12. Karl Marx was considering an academic career, but this path was barred by the government's growing opposition to classical liberalism and the Young Hegelians.

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13. Karl Marx decided instead to submit his thesis to the more liberal University of Jena, whose faculty awarded him his PhD in April 1841.

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14. Karl Marx was engaged in writing his doctoral thesis, The Difference Between the Democritean and Epicurean Philosophy of Nature, which he completed in 1841.

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15. In October 1836, Karl Marx arrived in Berlin, matriculating in the university's faculty of law and renting a room in the Mittelstrasse.

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16. Karl Marx joined the Trier Tavern Club drinking society, at one point serving as club co-president.

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17. In October 1835 at the age of 17, Karl Marx travelled to the University of Bonn wishing to study philosophy and literature, but his father insisted on law as a more practical field.

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18. Karl Marx is typically cited as one of the principal architects of modern social science.

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19. Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary.

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