A German scholar of the nineteenth century; the founder of Marxism, the fundamental theory of communism. Much of his work, including Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto, was done with Friedrich Engels. Marx lived outside Germany most of his life, notably in London, where he wrote Das Kapital. He organized the first International in the 1860s.
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A German scholar of the nineteenth century; the originator of Marxism, the fundamental theory of communism. Marx viewed political, social, and economic reality as based in the class struggle and predicted that capitalism would destroy itself. With the downfall of capitalism, the workers of the proletariat (see also proletariat) would come to power and begin a new age, free of economic exploitation. Much of Marx's work, including The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, was done with Friedrich Engels. (See also socialism.)
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Neither Smith nor Marx can carry us far into the guts of globalized financial capitalism.
Marx forecast that the profit motive would lead to overworking and exhausting the fertility of our soil and other natural systems.
Most recently, Karl Lagerfeld hosted a grand fête celebrating the premier of his film Reincarnation.
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But when the information was brought up with the White House, senior adviser Karl Rove told them to “let these sleeping dogs lie.”Insiders Blame Rove for Covering Up Iraq’s Real WMD|Eli Lake|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the King gave Karl a large & noble stead & gat him a good marriage.
Karl said: I would ask this thing, King, that thou lettest me take my wife with me.
Karl replied: In a bad way are we with our King for he is both halt & craven.
Karl answered: Knowest thou not that the Kings fought together yesternight?
Karl thanked the King well for his words, and said that there was still a favour he would pray of him.