"It is impossible to read the introductory, stylistically razor-sharp and rhetorically perfect first pages of the Communist Manifesto without recognizing the society that is ours" – Sven-Eric Liedman
What makes Marx a stranger to Marxist movements is not simply the difficulty of certain key works and passages, but a series of other obstacles.
In this excerpt from her memoirs, activist and writer Yvonne Kapp reflects on the decade-long research and writing of her definitive biography of Eleanor Marx.
In his bicentenary year, Marx's writings remain essential to understanding how the world moves.
McKenzie Wark considers the question "Why Marx now?" through a close reading of one of the Communist Manifesto's most famous lines.
Marx biographer Sven-Eric Liedman asks this very question in his new book. Here he reviews the various biographies that exist – books that in one way or another claim to deal with the complete Marx, his life and his works.
Essential Verso reading on Marx's extraordinary life and work.