16 March 2014

Karl Marx (1818-1883) advocated by Francis Wheen

Marx developed the theories upon which modern communism is based and is considered the founding father of economic history and sociology.

'The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.' Karl Marx

Listen to Francis Wheen briefly discuss Karl Marx:

Francis Wheen

Francis Wheen (born 1957) is a writer and journalist who was educated at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He is the author of several books, including a highly acclaimed biography of Karl Marx which has been translated into twenty languages. An award-winning column for The Guardian ran for several years. He writes for Private Eye and is the magazine's deputy editor. He broadcasts regularly and is a regular panellist on The News Quiz.

In Our Time

A short discussion introduced by Melvyn Bragg about Karl Marx by British philosopher, Anthony Grayling, Gareth Stedman Jones and Francis Wheen

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