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Karl Marx at 200 RT looks at the British political figures who still hold him dear 06 May 2018 09:37 #7314

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Karl Marx at 200: RT looks at the British political figures who still hold him dear
Published time: 5 May, 2018 07:44


Revered by many on the left in Britain, including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell are Karl Marx's ideas still relevant today, 200 years after he was born?
Corbyn describes the German economist, philosopher and revolutionary socialist as a "great economist," while McDonnell says there is "a lot to learn" from Marx's seminal piece of work, 'Das Kapital,' which critiqued the political economy.

Are these two old British socialists wallowing in times gone by, which has no relevance in today's high tech society – or can we apply Marx's ideas to a 21st century setting? Francis Wheen, author of 'Karl Marx,' argues the case that he has never been so relevant, saying: "In 'Das Kapital,' he has so many ideas about alienation and how work turns people into machines. If you look at an Apple production line in China, you would not see him as outdated."

RT looks at today's key proponents of Karl Marx's work;

www.rt.com/uk/425906-marx-mason-bastani-harvey/
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