Sunday, November 22, 2015
Karl Marx First Installment- Rushdi Al-Hasan
Not only is Karl Marx known as a philosopher, but he is also a historian, and social scientist. He is known to be one of the most influential socialist thinker to emerge in the 19th century. Marx was largely ignored by scholars in his own lifetime, his social and economic and political ideas gained rapid acceptance during the socialist movement.
Karl Heinrich Marx was born into a middle class home in Trier on the river Moselle in Germany on May 5, 1818. Marx cam from a long line of rabbis, also known as a leader of a Jewish community. When he was seventeen, Marx enrolled to the Faculty of Law at the University of Bonn where he became engaged to Jenny Von Westphalen. Later, Marx's father decided to send him to a more serious school at the University of Berlin, where he remained for four years.
Marx became a member of the Young Hegelian movement, in which this group produced a radical critique of Christianity. Marx later moved into journalism in October 1842, and became an editor , in Cologne, of the influential Rheinische Zeitung , a liberal newspaper backed by industrialists. Later, Marx moved to France after the Prussian closed papers that included his articles. Arriving in Paris near the end of 1843, Marx rapidly made contact with organized groups of emigre German workers and with various sects of French socialists. During the first few months in Paris, Marx became a communist.