Reviews from 03/2014

Karl Marx

Book reviewed by Rob Mason on 22 March 2014

A Nineteenth Century Life

Jonathan Sperber's biography of Marx dazzales. It comprises 560 pages but is well worth the effort to read.  It changes your whole idea of Marx and also ones idea of the labour movement. Jonathan Sperber the author has this to say: "Marx's revolutionary aspirations were distinctly rooted in his formative years during the first half of the nineteenth century, these aspirations and his intransigence about proceeding towards them, whether openly expressed or hidden for tactical purposes, might be a key to the long term resonance of his ideas.  It…Read