Anyway, this was a very approachable book to Marx’s life and to an extent, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx. I definitely appreciated that this wasn’t very dry, and that it was a relatively engaging read. However, I felt like I wanted something deeper. I think the author did a good job of explaining what Marx was doing and how his life progressed, but I am not sure I always understood the why. Why did this middle class German who was connected to aristocracy by marriage become the revolutionary he is now known as? Wheen discusses Marx’s interest in the philosopher Hegel in college and how that influenced him, but I can’t say I quite understood how that led to his later ideas (apparently, no one really understands Hegel?). Full review.
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