Marx myths 12th December 2003 Philip Gasper (Letters, December) attributes to Isaiah Berlin the “myth” that Marx wished to dedicate Das Kapital to Darwin, and claims that it was exposed as false by Fay and Feuer a quarter of a century ago.
However, in Karl Marx: His Life and Environment, itself republished exactly 25 years ago, Berlin writes that the Darwin story “appears to be apocryphal and to rest on a mistaken identification of a letter sent by Darwin to Marx’s son-in-law, Edward Aveling.”
Paul Morland London NW11
Rattling mantises 21st January 2004
Michael Lind’s review of Vernon…
Register today to continue reading
You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.
You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.
Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.
Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.
Already a subscriber? Log in here