Karl Marx’s Influence, 200 Years On

Portrait of Karl Marx, date unknown.
Portrait of Karl Marx, date unknown. Kurt Strumpf / AP Photo
Portrait of Karl Marx, date unknown.
Portrait of Karl Marx, date unknown. Kurt Strumpf / AP Photo

Karl Marx’s Influence, 200 Years On

Many scholars argue Karl Marx was an inevitable product of the Industrial Revolution, and its discontents. The influential philosopher, political theorist, and economist was born 200 years ago, this week. 

To discuss Marx’s life and influence, we’re joined by Mary Gabriel, author of Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution and Kaveh Ehsani, assistant professor of International Studies and Critical Ethnic Studies at DePaul University, where he teaches a course on Marx’s Das Kapital.