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Not afraid to challenge “facts” about Marx’s life: Socialist Review on “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, translated by Alexander Locascio

Reviewed by Sheila McGregor

“Why read yet another biography of Marx or start with this one? Unlike others, Heinrich checks facts meticulously and embeds Marx and his writings in the economic and social circumstances, personal and political relationships, political ideas and polemics of Marx’s life. Conjecture is rare and clearly marked….”

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Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society

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