Karl Marx

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Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The downside of a long dry spell in Dublin, like the one that may or may not end this weekend, is the state to which it gradually reduces the city’s s(...)

Karl Marx, born 200 years ago this month, was a man of huge gifts who bequeathed to his followers an impressive intellectual legacy spanning economics, philosophy, history and politics. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Karl Marx, born 200 years ago this month, was a man of huge gifts who bequeathed an impressive intellectual legacy spanning economics, philosophy, his(...)

Attendees stand for The Internationale during the ceremony to mark German philosopher Karl Marx’s 200th birth anniversary at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Karl Marx’s theory “still shines with the brilliant light of truth”, China’s president Xi Jinping told Communist Party faithful in the Great Hall of t(...)

Stefan Konarske as Engels and August Diehl as Marx in 'The Young Karl Marx'

Released to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth, the new film from Raoul Peck is no mere biopic, but a superhero-style origin sto(...)

A statue of German philosopher, economist, political theorist and sociologist Karl Marx is placed on its plinth in his birthplace of Trier, Germany. Photograph: Harald Tittel/AFP/Getty

His view over Brussels’s magnificent Grand Place from La Maison du Cygne was a vivid architectural representation of what he was trying to write. Hist(...)

A Karl Marx figure with a “zero euro” bank note which has been produced in his home city of Trier, Germany, as part of bicentenary celebrations. Photograph: Harald Tittel/AFP/Getty Images

Karl Marx is probably the most divisive thinker in modern history. Born 200 years ago this week, his name remains both a rallying cry and an insult. (...)

“On closer inspection, the bearded Irishman also turned out to be a preacher”

Booking a hotel in London for the rugby weekend, and bewildered by the multiplicity of choices, I opted for a place in Ealing. It was a spur-of-the-mo(...)

Manifesto: discombobulating

There are films – see Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours or the Desperate Optimists’ oeuvre – that dare to blur the lines between experimental cinema and instal(...)

An anti-Brexit protester  outside the Houses of Parliament in London: There is no folk memory of a nation losing its mind to endless referendums, so we discount the prospect. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

There are living citizens of Britain who were born before mass representative democracy. Not all women had the vote until 1929; not all men until 1918(...)

China officially tolerates the observance of Buddhism and major religious organisations such as Christianity and Islam. Photograph: Tass via Getty Images

The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, has warned cadres against praying to God and worshipping Buddha, saying (...)

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