[Marxism] Friedrich Engels: the Che Guevara of his day | Links

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Tue Jul 1 07:53:51 MDT 2008


Most people know that Friedrich Engels (1820–1895) was the lifelong 
friend and collaborator of Karl Marx, and for most people the image of 
Engels that springs most readily to mind is of a heavily bearded, 
earnest old Victorian gentleman (most likely standing in the background 
of a group consisting of Marx and his family). In this excellent and 
inspiring biography, John Green sets out to “remove much of the 
historical dust, in order to reveal the man of flesh and blood hidden 
beneath, someone we can readily identify with and who comes alive 
through his passionate historical intervention”.
Throughout the book Green time and again returns to comparisons between 
the younger Engels and Che Guevara

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