Marx, Karl

Marx, Karl

Birthday: Mar 5, 1818
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Birthplace: Germany
Date of death: March 14, 1883

Karl Marx was a philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Born in Germany, he later became stateless and spent much of his life in London in the United Kingdom. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for much of the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and subsequent economic thought. He published numerous books during his lifetime, the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867–1894).

Born into a wealthy middle-class family in Trier in the Prussian Rhineland, Marx studied at the universities of Bonn and Berlin where he became interested in the philosophical ideas of the Young Hegelians. After his studies he wrote for Rheinische Zeitung, a radical newspaper in Cologne, and began to work out the theory of the materialist conception of history. He moved to Paris in 1843, where he began writing for other radical newspapers and met Friedrich Engels, who would become his lifelong friend and collaborator. In 1849 he was exiled and moved to London together with his wife and children, where he continued writing and formulating his theories about social and economic activity. He also campaigned for socialism and became a significant figure in the International Workingmen's Association.

Marx's theories about society, economics and politics—the collective understanding of which is known as Marxism—hold that human societies progress through class struggle: a conflict between an ownership class that controls production and a dispossessed labouring class that provides the labour for production. States, Marx believed, were run on behalf of the ruling class and in their interest while representing it as the common interest of all; and he predicted that, like previous socioeconomic systems, capitalism produced internal tensions which would lead to its self-destruction and replacement by a new system: socialism. He argued that class antagonisms under capitalism between the bourgeoisie and proletariat would eventuate in the working class' conquest of political power and eventually establish a classless society, communism, a society governed by a free association of producers. Marx actively fought for its implementation, arguing that the working class should carry out organised revolutionary action to topple capitalism and bring about socio-economic change.

Both lauded and criticized, Marx has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history. Many intellectuals, labour unions and political parties worldwide have been influenced by Marx's ideas, with many variations on his groundwork. Marx is typically cited, with Émile Durkheim and Max Weber, as one of the three principal architects of modern social science.

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0takinho_Casual | Yesterday, 10:16 AM

Zero_JM3 | Jan 9, 3:11 PM

Lost_Viking | Jan 9, 2:14 PM
Karl Marx + Adolf Hitler = NAZBOL GANG!!!

Workers of the world unite against the (((bourgeois)))!

KaiserSalty | Jan 3, 2:48 PM
removal of all the kulaks from this page when

The_Grey_Warden | Jan 2, 9:47 AM
Sargon of Akkad is a fucking retard

OkThisIsEpic | Dec 23, 2018 5:09 AM
Death is a preferable alternative to communism

Reggie692 | Dec 23, 2018 1:57 AM
Sargon of Akkad has brought me here. New anime: “the leader” by bilibili.

KarsaOrlong | Dec 20, 2018 5:33 PM
Sargon bring anyone here?

AltctuallyD0NG | Dec 20, 2018 9:08 AM
Only brainlets deny that KM is #1 waifu

Hleo_P | Dec 20, 2018 7:24 AM
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy"
Sir Winston Churchill

The great workers utopia is just a few more murders away. Rot in hell communist dog.

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