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

Dispatches for the New York Tribune

Selected Journalism of Karl Marx


Published: 22nd May 2007
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Karl Marx (1818-1883) is arguably the most famous political philosopher of all time, but he was also one of the great foreign correspondents of the nineteenth century.

During his eleven years writing for the New York Tribune (their collaboration began in 1852), Marx tackled an abundance of topics, from issues of class and the 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 - Marx believed Western powers relied on these and would stop at nothing to protect their interests. Above all, Marx's fresh perspective on nineteenth-century events encouraged his readers to think, and his writing is surprisingly relevant today.

About The Author

Karl Marx was born at Trier in 1818 of a German-Jewish family converted to Christianity. As a student in Bonn and Berlin he was influenced by Hegel's dialectic, but he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat. In Paris in 1844 Marx met Friedrich Engels, with whom he formed a life-long partnership. Together, they prepared the Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) as a statement of the Communist League's policy.

In 1848 Marx returned to Germany and took an active part in the unsuccessful democratic revolution. The following year he arrived in England as a refugee and lived in London until his death in 1883. Helped financially by Engels, Marx and his family nevertheless lived in great poverty. After years of research (mostly carried out in the British Museum), he published in 1867 the first volume of his great work, Capital. From 1864 to 1872 Marx played a leading role in the International Working Men's Association, and his last years saw the development of the first mass workers' parties founded on avowedly Marxist principles.

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.

Forewordp. ix
Chronologyp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
A Note on the Textp. xxix
Revolution in China and in Europep. 3
[The Anglo-Chinese Conflict]p. 11
[Russian Trade with China]p. 17
[English Atrocities in China]p. 20
History of the Opium Trade [I]p. 24
History of the Opium Trade [II]p. 28
[The Anglo-Chinese Treaty]p. 31
The British and Chinese Treatyp. 36
Trade with Chinap. 42
War, Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Europe
The Greek Insurrectionp. 51
Declaration of War.-On the History of the Eastern Questionp. 54
[Revolution in Spain.-Bomarsund]p. 63
Prussiap. 67
[Revolution in Spain] [I]p. 72
[Revolution in Spain] [II]p. 78
[On Italian Unity]p. 84
A Historic Parallelp. 90
What Has Italy Gained?p. 93
British Politics and Society
The Elections in England.-Tories and Whigsp. 98
Corruption at Electionsp. 104
[Case of Starvation]p. 111
[Starvation]p. 113
The Duchess of Sutherland and Slaveryp. 113
[Capital Punishment]p. 119
[Irish Tenant Right]p. 123
[Chartism]p. 129
[Prince Albert]p. 131
The War Debate in Parliamentp. 134
[Clearing of Estates in Scotland]p. 139
The English Middle Classp. 142
Fall of the Aberdeen Ministryp. 145
[The Increase of Lunacy in Great Britain]p. 151
Economics and Finance
Pauperism and Free Trade.-The Approaching Commercial Crisisp. 161
The Labor Questionp. 163
The Commercial Crisis in Britainp. 166
The French Credit Mobilier [I]p. 171
The French Credit Mobilier [II]p. 177
The French Credit Mobilier [III]p. 183
Condition of Factory Laborersp. 189
[The Bank Act of 1844 and the Monetary Crisis in England]p. 192
[The Crisis in Europe]p. 198
British Commerce and Financep. 200
[Project for the Regulation of the Price of Bread in France]p. 204
India and Imperialism
The British Rule in Indiap. 212
The Future Results of British Rule in Indiap. 219
The Revolt in the Indian Armyp. 225
The Indian Questionp. 229
The Indian Revoltp. 234
[Investigation of Tortures in India]p. 237
The Approaching Indian Loanp. 243
The Indian Billp. 246
Great Trouble in Indian Financesp. 250
America and Slavery
The British Government and the Slave-Tradep. 261
The American Question in Englandp. 266
The British Cotton Tradep. 276
The North American Civil Warp. 280
The London Times on the Orleans Princes in Americap. 291
The News and Its Effect in Londonp. 295
Progress of Feeling in Englandp. 300
English Public Opinionp. 305
Notesp. 312
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ISBN: 9780141441924
ISBN-10: 0141441925
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd May 2007
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1