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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.”

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