Gamechangers Series - Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution

Shlomo Avineri

Chair: John Gray

15/02/2021 7:00 pm
Virtual Event, Available on KPlayer

Karl Marx was one of the most influential and revolutionary thinkers of modern history, yet he is rarely thought of as a Jewish thinker. His Jewish background is either overlooked or misrepresented and his attitude towards Judaism and Jews was highly complex. Shlomo Avineri, in this revelatory work, argues that Marx’s Jewish origins were integral to his work, placing his Jewish background in its proper and balanced perspective. The results are sometimes surprising. In this exclusive online event, Shlomo Avineri is in conversation with acclaimed philosopher John Gray.

In Association with the Rabin Chair Forum, George Washington University.

Sponsored by Dangoor Education

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Shlomo Avineri


Shlomo Avineri, one of Israel's leading public intellectuals, teaches at the Hebrew University and is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He served as Director-General of Israel's Foreign Ministry, and is the recipient of the Israel Prize. His books on Hegel, Marx and Zionism have been translated into many languages.

John Gray


John Gray's most recent book is the highly praised Seven Types of Atheism; his other books include Straw Dogs, Black Mass, The Soul of the Marionette and The Silence of Animals. He has kept feline companions for over thirty years.