[Marxism] LRB review of Sperber bio of Karl Marx

Einde O'Callaghan eindeoc at freenet.de
Fri May 17 00:41:37 MDT 2013


On 17.05.2013 00:34, Louis Proyect wrote:
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>
> Marx died on 14 March 1883, 15 months after the death of his wife,
> Jenny. He had just returned from a journey that took him to Algiers,
> southern France and the Isle of Wight in search of a milder climate that
> would mitigate the late-onset symptoms of the tuberculosis from which
> his father suffered. Both in his funeral eulogy and his subsequent
> writings, most notably the Anti-Dühring, Engels created a positivistic
> image of Marx as a scientific socialist that was accepted by the mass
> labour movements which emerged in the 1890s.

IIRC Anti-Dühring was published before Marx's death with Marx's 
encouragement and Marx even wrote the section on the economy. So for 
this reviewer: FAIL!

Einde O'callaghan





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