Voices of Socialism: Karl Marx

Authors

  • Ralph Miliband

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-066-08-2015-01_8

Keywords:

Socialism, Marxism

Abstract

By vocation, Marx was not an economist, or a philosopher, or a sociologist. He was a revolutionary who, being deprived of the opportunity of participating in revolutions in the years after 1848, turned to the detailed analysis of the economic system he wanted to overthrow. Marx never ceased to stress the liberating quality of practical activity; but he himself was compelled by the circumstances of his time to devote most of his life to theoretical work.

Published

2015-01-08

Issue

Section

Reprise