Karl Marx, the Red Prussian [leopold schwarzschild] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. User Review – Flag as inappropriate. Isaiah Berlin’s book, Karl Marx: His Life and Environment has been criticized as unfair and inaccurate by Marxists; surely. The red Prussian: the life and legend of Karl Marx. Front Cover. Léopold Schwarzschild. C. Scribner’s Sons, – Communists – pages.

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Marx lived out his last years in comfort, thanks to Engels. His atheism and his polemical writing lost him his first job.

The book is hard to find, but worth the effort. What intellectual status should we accord Karl Marx today?

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Schwarzschild shows that the Monster from Trier was truly a monster. As Bertram Wolfe was to point out in the s, in the late s Marx’s writings deliberately cut off British schwarzschlld data at Isnard Carvalho rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Schwartzchild’s biography provides an honest and highly critical view of Karl Marx.


Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It is a vivid guide to a life filled with plotting and vaunting ambi- tion, a life also dogged with poverty, failure and terrible suffering both prussjan Marx and his family. When this book came out there had been almost no negative accountings of Marx and his doctrines.

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This is one of the most extraordinary evasions in intellectual history. Language English Dewey Number If you are a seller for this product, would lelpold like to suggest updates through seller support? Marx’s embarrassed recoil from the Asiatic mode of production his own euphemism for Oriental despotism tells a similar story.

The book is not a “hatchet-job” – the repulsiveness of Marx is in the sources; prettifying the sources in order to blow-dry a prussain who according to them is thoroughly repulsive, is no part of an honest biographer’s work. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Thereafter, says Schwarzschild, he sought to construct an economic basis for prole- tarian triumph, deliberately ignoring all contrary considerations.

Penguin,p. The book is informative and engagingly, often humorously, written, and the author does not hide his opinion of his subject, and gives reasons for the judgements he makes; the reader is therefore all the better able to make up his own mind as to whether Schwarzchild’s information should or should not be interpreted as he interprets it. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. What was to come afterwards, beyond a “withering away of the state,” was left to the imagination of his disciples, though Marx’s arrogant, dictatorial personality gave indications as to what sort of “administration” would rule i.


It has stylistic faults — the invention of smiles, scowls and inferred ‘reflections’ of the kind today found only in down-market biography — but it draws faithfully on the complete correspondence of Marx and Engels over 40 years, a correspondence which, previously doc- tored, became available in unexpurgated form in the s. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

The Red Prussian the Life and Legend of Karl Marx

None of your libraries hold this item. Bjc added it Feb 05, In his own case a monstrous pride and, conceivably, an inner despair were at work. Showing of 5 reviews.