Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution
Chair: David Pryce-Jones
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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 association with the Anglo Israel Association
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.
David Pryce-Jones was born in Vienna and studied modern history at Magdalen College Oxford. He is a contributor to The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The FT, The Spectator, The TLS, The Wall Street Journal and New Republic and has been Senior Editor of The National Review since 1999.