Karl Marx

Karl Marx was right – abolishing student fees would be unfair

4 November 2017 9:00 am

The burden of student debt may feel cruel, says Hettie O’Brien, but Karl Marx was right – scrapping tuition fees would be even more unfair

Bottom Marx for Karl

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Das Kapital was wildly wrong in its predictions

The library photographed in 1958

The north London library that helped create the Russian Revolution

12 November 2016 9:00 am

There’s a small corner of Clerkenwell where the communist dream never died. The Marx Memorial Library has been in its…

Why can’t we see that we’re living in a golden age?

20 August 2016 9:00 am

There’s never been a better time to be alive. Why can’t we recognise that?

Donald Trump is lashing out in all directions

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Trump denounces Muslims, Mexicans… and millionaires

Paul Mason's Postcapitalism is proof that the left is out of ideas

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The left is always eager to be told that capitalism’s final crisis is upon us – and it is always disappointed

A choice of first novels: the war in Bosnia, a modern Irish council estate and the private life of Friedrich Engels

16 May 2015 9:00 am

As all writers know to their cost, first novels are never really first novels. They make their appearance after countless…

Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in 1946

Jean-Paul Sartre was perhaps the 20th century’s most famous thinker - if you can get beyond the verbiage

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Thomas R. Flynn has written an avowedly ‘intellectual biography’ of Jean-Paul Sartre, which might seem fitting. Sartre was nothing if…

The changing meaning of 'prolific', from Orwell to the Premier League

17 January 2015 9:00 am

I read somewhere recently of a Soho artist who was a ‘prolific drinker’. The meaning is clear, but hasn’t the…

Man between vice and virtue in St Augustine’s City of God. French incunabulum from Abbeville, 1486-87

Christianity is the foundation of our freedoms

22 February 2014 9:00 am

If there is one underlying source from which all our other societal problems stem, it is surely this: we no…

Lumpen’s journey from Marxism to nonsense

8 February 2014 9:00 am

A publisher, Kevin Mayhew, has written to The Tablet, which is not a computer journal but a weekly magazine of…