Saturday, May 5, 2018
Today is the bicentennial of the birth of Karl Marx. His hauptwerk remains the most penetrating and powerful critique of capitalism ever written. I have had my say about him in two books, half a dozen articles, and seven videotaped lectures, so I shall content myself with lighting a birthday candle in his honor. In June, when I am in Paris, I shall travel up to Brussels to give a lecture in his honor. No one in the United States has asked me to do that.