Karl Marx has been one of the most influential thinkers of modern history. His ideas and philosophy have inspired many world leaders and people toward revolution. Marxism’s ideology has spawned Socialism and Communism – both of which have brought incalculable damage to humanity over the years, yet their ideas don’t die easy. Many young people today are seduced by more recent applications of Marx’s thought to social issues, such as in Critical Race Theory. In politics, many politicians are putting forward socialist policies which they tout as being what’s best for society.
But what of Marxism’s founding father? What kind of man was he and what can we learn about the movement from his life?
In this episode, we explore 10 dark (and disturbing) facts about Karl Marx and why it matters for us today. Movements are often inseparable from their genesis and creators since they often reflect their character and priorities. Thus, in studying some of the dark truths about Karl Marx, the dark truth about Marxism becomes clearer.
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- The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism’s Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration by Paul Kengor
- Karl Marx (Great Thinkers series) by William D. Dennison
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