Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat. Together with Engels, who he met in Paris, he wrote the Manifesto of the Communist Party. He lived in England as a refugee until his death in 1888, after participating in an unsuccessful revolution in Germany. Ernst Mandel was a member of the Belgian TUV from 1954 to 1963 and was chosen for the annual Alfred Marshall Lectures by Cambridge University in 1978. He died in 1995 and the Guardian described him as 'one of the most creative and independent-minded revolutionary Marxist thinkers of the post-war world.'
This volume is a nice version of Marx's magnum opus (one of three volumes). The text is large enough to be readable.Published 5 months ago by Michael Hurwitz
It should be stressed for the novice to this subject, all three volumes of Capital provide a scientific explanation, as Marx put it, of how the Capitalist system works from the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dean M. Jackson
If you have Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" you have to have Karl Marx's "The Capital" to understand the economic discussion of "more state" vs. Read morePublished 18 months ago by md30144
The length of the book might be a set back for some people like it was for me, but once you get into it you will find yourself pleased with the depth of understanding that Marx... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ayala-Aponte