Karl Marx: the godfather of revolution

On the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, Gregory Claeys reveals how a poverty-stricken dissident became one of the most influential thinkers in the history of the world

German social, political and economic theorist Karl Marx (1818 - 1883).   (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the May 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

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