Marx for Beginners - Section 1 (pg. 11-25) Summary & Analysis

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Section 1 (pg. 11-25) Summary and Analysis

Karl Marx, or Charles Marx, was a Jewish German who lived from 1818 to 1883. He is widely regarded as the founder of communism and as an important philosopher. Rius suggests that thenon-communists two thirds of the world spend their time arguing about communism. Today, people could be divided into three different groups, according to Rius: those who hate Marx, those who love him, and those who do not know him. Almost every major change since the last century has some connection to Marx. Rius argues that Marx has made the world a better place. Some of the things indirectly owed to Marx include social security, scholarships, pensions, and unions.

Marx was born in Trevirorum, Germany on May 5, 1818. His father was a lawyer and Marx also went to law school, where he spent more time having fun than studying...

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