Karl Marx

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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 (...)

European Council president Donald Tusk gives a press conference after the European Union digital summit in Tallinn, Estonia. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images

“Maailma töötajad ühendavad sind, kui sul pole midagi kaotada, vaid oma ahelad.” This is Estonian, apparently, but gibberish, was how an Estonian jo(...)

Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke in The Limehouse Golem

Oh, what fun. This grand old potboiler starts as it means to go on: by lining up some of the best looking, most gifted British character actors – Oliv(...)

English pianist Julius Drake: expressive vehemence

Francis Humphrys, director of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, has chalked another piece of music off his bucket list. Sunday night saw the festi(...)

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