Karl Marx Essay

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Joel Carmichael is a native of New York City, yet he graduated from Oxford University, England. He also went to Sorbonne in France and New York's, Columbia University. He later served as a naval officer connected with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, after which he lived abroad for many years. Besides this book, Carmichael also translated and edited other major works such as The Russian Revolution in 1917 by N. N. Sukhanov, and Origins of Bolshevism by Theodor Dan. When trying to classify Mr. Marx into either, an antagonist group, or a protagonist group, it is hard to say. He was a very influential man, whether it be for the good or the bad. I, personally, would put him ...view middle of the document...

His life was mainly focused around many countries of Europe, such as Germany, France, and Prussia. Trier, his home town, came from a rich background consisting of Roman architecture and beliefs. It is a vast wine region and was once one of the oldest cities in Germany. It was built by the Romans as their German capital. When speaking of the "plot" of his life, one can not skip over the largest portion of his life, education. In my eyes, education plays the largest part in Karl Marx's life and also in his beliefs. In his early years his dad impacted his beliefs, while in contrast, his mother did not. Starting in 1835, Karl went to the University of Bohn where he got drunk, fought for money, and even got arrested for drunkenness, and even fighting a duel. From there he entered in to the University of Berlin and two years later he studied Hegel's philosophy. Then, a month before his twenty-third birthday he got a Ph. D. degree from the University of Jena. Because of his beliefs, in 1845 he went to Belgium with his wife and family, where he founded the first Communist Party. About three years later him and Engels drafted the Communist Manifesto. Later in 1850 he looses control of the Communist League he had once dominated. Because of his sophisticated life, one can not cover every thing. Following his end of his role in world affairs, he died in 1883. I can not quite say there would be anything missing in a persons life, since this was what the book was about, but I guess I would put more about his family life. I would do this because it also influenced his outlook on life and his thoughts on different subjects.

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