Born OTD in 1818, German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary, Karl Marx. Marx’s Das Kapital cannot be put into a box marked ‘economics’. It is a work of politics, history, economics, philosophy and even in places, literature. This illustrated introduction to the Marxist critique of capitalist production and its consequences for a whole range of social activities such as politics, media, education and religion.

 

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Das Kapital is not a critique of a particular capitalist system in a particular country at a particular time. Rather, Marx’s aim was to identify the essential features that define capitalism, in whatever country it develops and in whatever historical period. Available online.

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