Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life

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In his new biography of the creator of Communism, Jonathan Sperber challenges many of our misconceptions about this political firebrand, presenting Marx’s personal story within the larger historical stage of a European continent roiling with political and social unrest.
Jonathan Sperber
Thursday, July 25, 2013
6:30pm @ Central Library

As the man behind Communism, Karl Marx has been revered as a prophet and blamed for some of the darkest atrocities of modern times. In his new biography of Marx, Jonathan Sperber challenges many of our misconceptions about this political firebrand-turned-London-émigré-journalist, presenting Marx’s personal story within the larger historical stage of a European continent roiling with political and social unrest.

Sperber is the Curators’ Professor of History at the University of Missouri.

Sponsored by Adam Starr and the Lawrence D. Starr Charitable Foundation.

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