Karl Marx, Biographical Memoirs

Karl Marx, Biographical Memoirs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...on the field of natural science--in eluding physics and chemistry--and of history Marx closely followed every new appearance, verified every progress; and Moleschott, Liebig, Huxley--whose "Popular Lectures" we attended conscientiously--were names mentioned in our circle as often as Ricardo, Adam Smith, McCulloch and the Scotch an.d Irish economists. And when Darwin drew the consequences of his investigations and presented them to the public we spoke for months of nothing else but Darwin and the revolutionizing power of his scientific conquests. I emphasize this, because "radical" enemies have spread the idea that Marx, from a certain jealousy, acknowledged the merit of Darwin very reluctantly and in a very limited degree. Marx was the most generous and just of men, when it came to acknowledging the merits of others. For envy and jealousy as well as for conceit, he was too great. Only the false greatness, the artificial fame inflated by incompetence and vulgarity, he regarded with a deadly 'hatred--as he did everything false and adulterated. Q Q Q Q i Ii Q Q Q MASKS, MEN AND PHOTOGRAPHS. Marx was one of the few among the great, little and average men known to me who was not vain. He was too great for it and too strong--and, may be, too proud. He never posed and was always him.self. Like a child he was unable to carry a mask and to simulate. Except where caution was required for social or political reasons, he always lent word to his thoughts and feelings completely and frankly, and expressed them in his face. And when restraint was necessary, be showed an almost childlike lack of dexterity that often amused his friends. He had no diplomatic ability, although or rather because he was a great poli tician. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773659
  • 9781236773654