Karl Marx: Little Known Facts
• Karl Marx: Little Known Facts
In the days of the Soviet Union about the man and his philosophical views known to all. At least, it is included in the compulsory program of the study of history almost from the cradle. Marxism and its continuation in the form of Leninism. However, used, of course, not all the works of Marx and some of his views, which were favorable to legitimize the regime and justify his actions.
Well, we can not forget about the huge propaganda machine, which then acted. Its elements are transformed into multiple form still remain. But then, it was Karl Heinrich Marx was taken as the basis, as the inviolable rock upon which the whole edifice of the Soviet state was built. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of Marx undeservedly forgotten. But this is a prominent German thinker and philosopher. In addition, his track record in the areas of interest have both the economy and sociology. This writer and even a poet. It is worth noting the mutual influence of his friend, not previously known and also less unfairly prizabytogo - Friedrich-Engels.
Previously, in every town and village even had its own street, not only Lenin, but Marx and Engels - is also necessary. A person interested in the world in which he lives, could often wonder what is behind these figures, their names all over the place called streets and alleys, and not only than the glory of such deserved. Of course, then there was no Wikipedia, no internet at all. Library, all sorts of books at home - especially for the curious.
So, Karl Marx's philosophy is followed in line with the dialectic materialism. We understand that for the ordinary reader it seems too cumbersome and complicated, but it is the philosopher, this Karl. In his own way, he interpreted the materialism of Hegel's philosophy. By the way, this philosopher had such a complicated name: Georg-Friedrich-Wilhelm. But this is typical for the German states of that time. Marx also professed scientific socialism and was the originator of the theory of class struggle. Although, no, not all think so. But earlier it was customary to assume so.
All this mixture of different materialism and all other philosophy is called Marxism, and became the basis for the subsequent movement of the Bolsheviks and other Communists.
Karl Marx is partially Jewish ancestry on his father's side. While in Germany of the century there were many Jews, the benefit of Hitler was not born yet. His father had except Carla, another two children and was a descendant of rabbis. But, despite this, the insistence of his father, young Charles baptized in the Evangelical Church, therefore, was the renunciation of his past. But later Marx renounced religion in general, that laid the foundations of Soviet atheism, and even fight against the Church, which since 1917 is literally swept the whole of Russia, and of the earth in its part of the newly included.
True, the first in the family had seven children, but four died in infancy, leaving three. But, even from those two except Carla, committed a suicide.
The native Germany renounced Marx, moreover even France and Belgium, where he was declared persona non grata. Too revolutionary governments of these countries seemed his ideas. And in Britain, Marx normally settle and the last 34 years, lived there.
Karl Heinrich Marx probably would have greatly surprised, having arrived in Russia, especially the Soviet era. But he had never been to Russia.
We know about his main work - "Capital", someone might even read it. But there were other works, in which interest was much weaker, because they are more difficult to apply to the Soviet ideology and reality.
Finally, we say that Marx was born and seven children. His three daughters have linked their lives with political activities, one was in the socialist movement in Britain. Their names - Jenny von Westphalen, Laura Marx and Eleanor Marx - a translator and a suffragette, wife of Edward Aveling.