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just a clean cut kid

….Crimes and punishment? ┬áThe Samer Issawi saga. Unrepentant, defiant, a blood-lust for the infidel and an inferno of anger he seems willing to go down for the sake of martyrdom. In our digital age where the reproduction of “news” is … Continue reading

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karl marx: fetish of the angry hebrew prophet

The many faces of Karl Marx. Prophet, historian, journalist,revolutionary, philosopher and attentive papa. All these faces were his, and one other: the romantic idealist exhorting man to triumph over the things he manufactures… …Of course “Capital,” was, for all Marx’s … Continue reading

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karl marx: conspiracy weary

…Karl Marx’s irritability was undoubtedly exasperated by persistent ill health. When writing “Capital” he was severely troubled with hemorrhoids. As he wrote plaintively to Engels, “to finish I must at least be able to sit down,” adding grimly, “I hope … Continue reading

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karl marx: the family guy

…The managing editor, Charles Anderson Dana, had met Marx in Germany whe n the latter was winning notoriety as he crusading editor of the Neue Rheinische Zeitung. After Marx fled to London, Dana asked him for regular articles, at five … Continue reading

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karl marx:the second as farce

…The spectacle of the great Napoleon’s nephew stepping into his uncle’s boots offered opportunities that Marx was not the man to miss. The note is stuck in the first sentence: “Hegel’s remarks somewhere that all facts and personages of great … Continue reading

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marx: only theft can still save property

…The detailed analyses of the failure of the recent revolutions on the Continent… …It is the last that, together with the economic sections of “Capital,” establishes Marx as a great historian-probably, in terms of sheer intellectual power and penetration, the … Continue reading

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karl marx: manifesto for romanticism

…In the short run the prophecy was false, nor has the ensuing century and sixty-five per cent done much to make it valid. The specter of communism, which Marx and Engels had declared to be haunting Europe, proved in 1848, … Continue reading

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karl marx: the man who always was

…The Communist Manifesto differs from most political pamphlets precisely in the breadth and grandeur of its historical perspective. The message is that history both promises victory and imposes conditions. From the ringing opening, “The history of all hitherto existing society … Continue reading

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karl marx: man of many faces

The many faces of Karl Marx. There are many we all know about; the prophet, the revolutionary, philosopher, but there is another less known: the romantic idealist exhorting man to triumph over the things he manufactures… …Instead of productive labour … Continue reading

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young karl marx: romantic idealist

The many faces of Karl Marx: how about the romantic idealist exhorting man to triumph over the things he manufactures?… …Instead of productive labour being used by humanity, human beings were used to produce products. The workers, the proletariat, were … Continue reading

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