Dispatches for the New York Tribune: Selected Journalism of Karl Marx

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Penguin, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 322 pages
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A compelling, wide-ranging collection of Karl Marx's journalism-available only from Penguin Classics

Karl Marx is arguably the most famous political philosopher of all time, but he was also one of the great foreign correspondents of the nineteenth century. Drawing on his eleven- year tenure at the New York Tribune (which began in 1852), this completely new collection presents Marx's writings on an abundance of topics, from issues of class and state to world affairs. Particularly moving pieces highlight social inequality and starvation in Britain, while others explore his groundbreaking views on the slave and opium trades. Throughout, Marx's fresh perspective on nineteenth-century events reveals a social consciousness that remains inspiring to this day.

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Contents

The AngloChinese Conflict
11
Russian Trade with China
17
History of the Opium Trade I
24
The AngloChinese Treaty
31
Trade with China
42
WAR REVOLUTION AND COUNTER
49
Revolution in Spain Bomarsund
63
Revolution in Spain I
72
The Increase of Lunacy in Great Britain
151
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
159
The Commercial Crisis in Britain
166
The French Credit Mobilier II
177
The French Credit Mobilier III
183
Condition of Factory Laborers
189
The Crisis in Europe
198
Project for the Regulation of the Price
204

Revolution in Spain II
78
On Italian Unity
84
A Historic Parallel
90
BRITISH POLITICS AND SOCIETY
97
Corruption at Elections
104
Case of Starvation
111
Capital Punishment
119
Chartism
129
Clearing of Estates in Scotland
139
Fall of the Aberdeen Ministry
145
CONTENTS
39
INDIA AND IMPERIALISM
211
AMERICA AND SLAVERY
259
The American Question in England
266
The British Cotton Trade
276
The London Times on the Orleans Princes
291
Progress of Feeling in England
300
Notes
312
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About the author (2007)

KARL MARX was born at Trier in 1818. In Paris in 1844 Marx met Friedrich Engels, with whom he prepared the Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) as a statement of the Communist League's policy. In 1849 he arrived in England as a refugee and lived in London until his death in 1883. Besides the two posthumous volumes of Capital compiled by Engels, Karl Marx's other writings include The German Ideology, The Poverty of Philosophy, The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, The Civil War in France, A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy, Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy and Theories of Surplus-value.Jim Ledbetter is a a senior editor at TIME Europe; he covered the California recall race for Channel 4 television in Britain. He is the author, most recently, of Starving to Death on $200 Million (Public Affairs, 2003).Francis Wheen is an author and journalist who was named Columnist of the Year for his contributions to the Guardian. He is the author of several books, including a highly acclaimed biography of Karl Marx which has been translated into twenty languages.

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