Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life
Liveright Publishing, 2013
In life, Karl Marx lived a tumultuous, revolutionary life. His death, too, has been less than tranquil.
Alive, he was the best hated man in Europe. For the ruling classes and police spies he personified the “spectre” that was haunting the continent, the demonic rise of workers’ revolution.
After his death he was bleached of his humanity, canonised by admirers and slandered by enemies. Both misrepresented him.