Karl Marx. A Life. Francis Wheen (Author). Sign up for the monthly New of Marx since the end of the Cold War, Francis Wheen gives us not a socialist ogre but. W.W. Norton • • pages • $ This book is described by the author as “an attempt to rediscover Karl Marx the man a Prussian. In this stunning book, the first comprehensive biography of Marx since the end of the Cold War, Francis Wheen gives us not a socialist ogre but a fascinating.

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Jul 26, Revanth Ukkalam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 02, John Mihelic rated it really liked it. No one told the snowpack on kafl trail that it needed to have melted so that we could walk on the trail. Written by an author of great repute. He captures the man and his life and the times with wit and even-handedness.

Rob Stout Karl Marx Reviewed. The second is that this is more a critique of Marx’s life and rather personalised a Quite enjoyed this. Still, I figured no biography could just gloss over Capital and the rest of his works.

More alarmingly still, the aim of Russia throughout this period had been nothing less than the conquest of the earth. Oct 02, Cassandra Kay Silva rated it really liked it Shelves: Don’t expect a lide engagement with Marxist theory or anything like that.

That Lenin spoke at Laura Marx’s franciis in claiming that her father’s ideal would soon become reality is also a fun little tidbit. Andrew Stroehlein Czechs and Germans.


Ray Privett Banned into Determination Letters: Unlike the legion of biographers who have dealt primarily with Marxist economic theory, it is Wheen’s goal to avoid another lengthy volume on class struggle, dialectical materialism and the triumph of the proletariat. In that respect this is very much a book of its time: A very good book, I highly recommend it. Wheen does not pretend to be an interpreter of the subject of Marx’s intellectual fervor-scientific socialism.

For one, it is only pages.

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It is time to strip away the mythology and try to rediscover Karl Marx the man. Account Options Sign in.

Other editions – View all Karl Marx: A few years later they passed the same sentence on Ferdinand Lassalle for his proposal that Prussian workers and noblemen should gang up against the industrial bourgeoisie. And while there are no startling or consequential discoveries to be found in its pages even rumors that Marx, with the help of the family maid, fathered more than just communist ideology is considered old newsWheen’s refreshing presentation of his subject may actually make Karl Marx: InWheen waived his right to anonymity in order to speak about being a victim of teacher Charles Napierafter Napier was convicted of sexually abusing 23 boys between and Dejan Anastasijevic Out of Time.

In an obituary of Christopher Hitchens, his longtime friend, Francis Wheen recounted Hitch’s ludicrously improbable experiences and his exceptional clarity of mind, no matter how inebriated. Aug 25, Darran Mclaughlin rated it it was amazing Shelves: The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.


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It’s actually brilliant, especially considering the tons of bullshit that have been said and written about Frsncis in recent years. Your request has been submitted.

Views Read Edit View history. The end of the century is a good moment to strip away the mythology and try to rediscover Marx the man.

The history of the 20th century is Marx’s legacy. Or, you know, whatever else you could possibly see the life of Marx and his ideas being politicized somehow. There were one or two reviewers who despaired that Wheen reduced so much of Marx’s political and philosophical thought to what amounts to not much more than the literary equivalent of a thumbs-up; but a this is preferable to a thumbs-down, and b it will send readers off to the franciw texts.

Wheen’s technique will be familiar to readers of his column in this paper: But with this book I found myself reading and walking through the crowded Bangkok streets at the same time, occasionally pushing over some Thai people.

This book is impressively full and amusing.