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Karl Marx: Soho revolutionary

For the current Labour leadership, Karl Marx is the man of the moment, says Howard Davies

By Howard Davies   October 2016

Busts of Karl Marx for sale in Germany, 2008 ©DPA PICTURE ALLANDE ARCHIVE/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion by Gareth Stedman Jones (Allen Lane, £35)

Karl Marx has, of late, assumed greater prominence in British public life. After decades when politicians on the left and right were far more likely to quote Groucho than Karl, we have it on no less an authority than John McDonnell, the current Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer,…

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