150 Years of Capital—with No End in Sight


Translated by Alex Locascio

MR Online | November 17, 2017

Karl Marx Allee

Problems of Reception

Marx had bad luck. When he published the first volume of Capital with the Otto Meissner publishing house in Hamburg in 1867, the time and place for this book could hardly have been worse.Read More »

Discovering Das Kapital

Monthly Review |  Volume 19, Issue 07 (December 1967)

Das Kapital at 150

This talk by Issac Deutscher was originally published in Monthly Review on December 1967 to commemorate the 100thanniversary of Karl Marx’s Capital. We are making it available here on the occasions of the 150thanniversary of Capital. In the original editors’ note to this article, 50 years ago Leo Huberman and Paul M. Sweezy wrote: “This is the text of a talk given last summer on the BBC’s Third Programme. It is reproduced here by permission. Isaac Deutscher is the author of distinguished biographies of Stalin and Trotsky, and at the time of his death at the age of 60 last August he was working on a biography of Lenin.” —The Editors

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150 years of Marx’s Capital

All India Students’ Association | November 05, 2017

150 years back, Karl Marx’s Magnum Opus Das Kapital (Volume I) rolled out of the press on September, 1867. The publication signified nothing short of a silent revolution on the theoretical plane, and the world would never be the same again. Capital soon became the most discussed and debated work. The Russian edition, the first translation of Capital into any foreign language, came out in 1872 in an edition of 3,000 copies, and almost the whole edition was sold out. Forty five years later, as we know, the proletariat in that country would be the first in the world to successfully apply the lessons of Capital in practice.Read More »