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Left Socialist Blog reviews “Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society”


Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society: The Life of Marx and the Development of His Work (Volume I: 1818-1841)
390 pp, $34 cloth, ISBN 978-1-58367-735-3
By Michael Heinrich

Reviewed by Tendance Coatesy

“’A man dressed like Karl Marx’ Michael Heinrich observes ‘would hardly arouse attention walking through the streets of Paris of London today.’ Some biographers assert that Marx was a product of a past epoch, the early 19th century ‘increasingly distant from our age.’ (Jonathan Sperber 2013) By contrast the first volume of a projected account of Marx’s life sees his reflections on the ‘epochal rupture’ that created modern capitalism, to be, if more arresting than his clothing, recognisably part of today’s world….”

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