by | Jan 15, 2019

Saturday, May 5th this year was the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth in Trier, Germany. On that day in 1818, a philosopher was born whose ideas would soon after prove essential to the historic torment of revolution, international conflicts,…

by | Oct 25, 2018

I recently wrote about the Karl Marx bicentennial birthday bash being celebrated throughout 2018 at Carnegie Mellon University. There, at an annual tuition cost of $61,541 (not including room and board), students can bask in lectures like “Why Marx Now,” “How Marx Now,” and…

by | May 6, 2018

Anniversaries are a traditional opportunity for reflection. Two centuries ago Karl Marx was born. Considering the consequences of his life I wonder if I should reconsider my opposition to abortion. He wasn’t a very nice person, as Paul Johnson detailed…

by | May 4, 2018

This Saturday, May 5, marks the bicentennial of Karl Marx’ birth, a cause for literal celebration in various quarters of the academy. It’s often charged among the political right that America is going communist, or at least socialist, or toward…

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