5th of May 2018 will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of one humanity's greatest thinkers, Karl Marx. Karl Marx Bicentenary by Party9999999 Watch Digital Art / Mixed Media / Political. Source: https://party9999999.deviantart.com/art/Karl-Marx-Bicentenary-723075020
5th of May 2018 will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of one humanity's greatest thinkers, Karl Marx. Karl Marx Bicentenary by Party9999999 Watch Digital Art / Mixed Media / Political. Source: https://party9999999.deviantart.com/art/Karl-Marx-Bicentenary-723075020

Karl Marx blev født den 5. maj 1818. 200-året for Karl Marx’ fødsel markeres her med en række 2018-artikler om Marx’ politik, økonomikritik og værker. Linkboxen vil blive løbende opdateret her i 2018. / Updated collections of links with 2018 articles about Marx’ politics, political economy and works.

Bjarne A. Frandsen, maj 2018



På dansk mv.:


Arbejderbevægelsen i Danmark og marxismen: 1885-1920. Af Gerd Callesen (4. maj 2018, s.2-3). “Den første store indsats for med oversættelser at fremme forståelsen af marxismen i den danske arbejderbevægelse blev gjort først i 1880’erne.”

Træk af en ung Karl Marx: Begyndelsen til et kritisk program. Af Magnus Møller Ziegler (4. maj 2018, s.1 + 4). “Det kritiske program, som var Karl Marx’ bidrag til både tænkningen og den revolutionære bevægelse, tog sit udgangspunkt i det filosofiske miljø, der dominerede i Tyskland i 1840’erne.”

Marx er stadig relevant. Af Anders Sørensen (1. maj 2018). “Marx gav os redskaberne til at ændre verden radikalt. Derfor er den tyske filosofs arbejde stadig relevant i 2018 og uundværligt for alle revolutionære.”

Karl Marx og verdenskrisen i 1857. Af Gerd Callesen (25. februar 2018). “I MEGA-serien udkom sidste år bind 14 i IV. afdeling, som omhandler perioden november 1857 til februar 1858 med speciel fokus på den økonomiske verdenskrise.”


Karl Marx 200 år. Af Kristoffer Bayer (5. maj 2018). “I dag bliver Karl Marx 200 år. Interessen for den tyske tænker er ikke blevet mindre siden finanskrisen i 2008. Vi bringer et fødselsdagportræt.”


Supertanker, ved Casper Ortman (30. april 2018, 11.03-12). “Efter at have været dømt ude i ca. 3 årtier er Marx stærkt på vej tilbage på den politiske og aktivistiske scene.” Medvirkende: Søren Mau og Jette Gottlieb.

Ny Viden

Er Karl Marx værd at samle på? (pdf) (Syddansk Universitet, marts 2018, s.28-31). “Det har vi spurgt tre forskere om. En erfaren og to unge (Villy Søgaard, Søren Mau og Dominique Routhier).


Karl Marx 200 år. Af Alan Woods (4. maj 2018). “Denne tekst er det oversatte forord til en ny bog fra det britiske forlag Wellred Books The Ideas of Karl Marx.”


For 200 år siden kom Karl til Verden. Af Reinout Bosch (nr.100, april 2018, s.26-27). “Karl Marx blev et af de få mennesker, hvis ideer ændrede verden grundlæggende og hvis skæg var så karakteristisk, at det det kan genkendes i selv den dårligste stencil.”

Marx hat Zukunft. Source: SDAJ – http://trier.sdaj.org/2018/03/28/marx-hat-zukunft-programm/


In English:

What is Marx200? (site). The web-project marx200.org is a Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and Helle Panke project (the Berlin branch of the foundation). (In English & auf Deutsch). Blog – Debate – Media library – Words – Following Marx – Dates – Links.

Marx still haunts capitalism two hundred years on (The Charnel-House, May 5 2018). “You can download some relevant biographies and introductions to Marx’s work below”:  Franz Mehring, Max Beer, Otto Rühle, Boris Nikolaevsky & Otto Mänchen-Helfen, Karl Korsch, Isaiah Berlin, Werner Blumenberg, Maximilien Rubel, Ernst Bloch, David McClellan, Étienne Balibar, Rolf Hosfeld, Gareth Stedman Jones and Marcello Musto.

Against the Current

Marx at 200; Capital at 150. By Nancy Holmstrom (Issue 194, Maj-June 2018). “Karl Marx is having a comeback … That this is happening 150 years after the publication of Das Capital, Marx’s magnum opus, shows the importance of understanding his work. Rather than being outdated, it is even more relevant today than when it was published.”

Marx’s Ecology: recovered legacy. By Michael Löwy (Issue 194, May-June 2018). “While mainstream ecological theory has been dismissive of Karl Marx, serious research in recent decades has recovered some of his very important insights on ecological issues.”

“Ruthless Criticism of All That Exists”. By Paul Kellogg (Issue 194, May-June 2018). “How does one pick up the threads of freedom and self-activity, and separate them from the dross of crimes committed in Marx’s name?”


Was Marx an economist? What was his contribution to economics? (May 9, 2018). “In her speech at ‘Why Marx Was Right’, Susan Newman argues that Marx’s analysis of capitalism goes against everything modern economics stands for.”

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Marx on his 200th birthday (April 30, 2018). “On 5 May, leading Marxists are getting together to celebrate Marx’s 200th birthday. Chris Nineham argues why the event matters so much.”


The emergence of an ecological Karl Marx: 1818-2018. By Gareth Dale (5 May 2018). “Here, Gareth Dale, an editor of the book Green Growth, examines Marx’s own claims about nature and society – and our original interpretation of them.”

The Guardian

Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out. By Yanis Varoufakis (20 April 2018). “The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create a better world.” Introduction to a new pocket edition of The Communist Manifesto (Vintage, 2018).

In Defence of Marxism

Karl Marx: the man, thinker and revolutionary. By Alan Woods ( 4 May 2018). Introduction to the book, The Ideas of Karl Marx: Marx at 200 (Wellred, 2018, 244 p.): “This short book, released for the two hundredth birthday of Marx, contains a series of articles on the man, his life, and his ideas.”


Karl Marx at 200: Ten left-wing writers who followed in the footsteps of a giant. By Joe Sommerlad (5 May 2018). “As the revered political thinker marks his bicentenary, we look back at a selection of authors who addressed socialist causes and ideas in their fiction.”

Marx 200 : en 2018, le PTB fête le deux centième anniversaire de Karl Marx. Source: Parti du Travail de Belgique - https://ptb.be/articles/marx-200-en-2018-le-ptb-fete-le-deux-centieme-anniversaire-de-karl-marx
Marx 200: en 2018, le PTB fête le deux centième anniversaire de Karl Marx. Source: Parti du Travail de Belgique – https://ptb.be/articles/marx-200-en-2018-le-ptb-fete-le-deux-centieme-anniversaire-de-karl-marx
International Socialism

Marx’s politics. By Alex Callinicos (Issue 158, Spring 2018, p.35-63). “My interest here, however, is the dominant view of Marx that this renewal creates—Marx the critic of capitalism and the author of Capital. I would be the last to deny the centrality of this achievement, but what tends to get lost here is Marx the revolutionary and the political activist.”

Was Marx wrong about the working class? Reconsidering the gravedigger thesis. By Matt Vidal (Issue 158, Spring 2018, p.65-80). “What Marx argued more systematically is that the concentration and ­centralisation of capital would increase, centralisation via giant oligopolies would place hundreds of thousands of workers into similar working conditions, and class struggle and periodic crises would be ongoing. These predictions have been validated by history.”

Irish Marxist Review

Marx special edition: Celebrating 200 years since his death (Vol.7, No.20, 2018). “Marx on: The Working Class, Alienation, Exploitation, Capital, Class Struggle, History, Ideology and Religion, Ireland, Revolution.”

Jacobin: Reason in Revolt

Marx’s America. By Andrew Hartman (May 5, 2018). “Marx was born 200 years ago today. His radical politics were indelibly shaped by his encounters with American life.”

Marx the Journalist. By James Ledbetter (May 5, 2018). “Marx is often remembered as a political economist or philosopher. But he made his mark as a journalist.”

Adventures in Marxism. By Marshall Berman (May 5, 2018). “In honor of Marx’s two-hundredth birthday, we reprint Berman’s ode to this humanistic Marx, first published in a 1999 collection.”

A New Marxian Century. By John Bellamy Foster (May 5, 2018). “It’s not just that Marx’s ideas remain relevant — we’re also in the midst of a great new age of Marxian thought.”

Left Voice

The relevance of Marx at 200. By Doug Greene (May 5, 2018). “To reduce Marx to just an insightful critic of capitalism is to forget his life’s work as a theorist and practitioner of communist revolution. There lies the enduring relevance of Marx’s work.”

Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture

Das Kapital 150 years later (Vol.17, No.1, Winter 2018). With 8 articles about class, gender, capitalism, technology and socialism.

Michael Roberts Blog

Marx 200: Carney, Bowles and Varoufakis (April 23, 2018). “In his speech at a ‘Growth Summit’ to the Public Policy Forum in Toronto, Mark Carney [governor of the Bank of England] set out to be provocative and headline catching with a statement that Marxism could once again become a prominent political force in the West.”

Marx 200 – a new book (March 27, 2018). About Michael Roberts’ book, Marx 200 – a review of Marx’s economics 200 years after his birth (Lulu, 2018, 175 p.): “In this short book, I argue that Marx developed three key laws of motion of capitalism, around which a clear analysis of the nature of modern economies can be understood.”

Monthly Review

Marx’s open-ended critique. By John Bellamy Foster (Vol.70, No.1, May 2018). “Against attempts to characterize Marx as a dogmatic and deterministic thinker, it is precisely the open-endedness of his criticism that accounts for historical materialism’s staying power. This openness has allowed Marxism to continually reinvent itself, expanding its empirical and theoretical content and embracing ever larger aspects of historical reality.”

MR Online

K is for Karl (Episode 1): Alienation (May 2, 2018). “In the first of a series of five short films, British journalist and filmmaker Paul Mason searches for the roots of Marx’s thinking in Berlin, where he began his university studies in 1836.” + (Episode 2): Communism (May 3, 2018) + (Episode 3): Revolution (May 4, 2018) + (Episode 4): Exploitation (May 8, 2018).

Commemorative Karl Marx stamp celebrates economist’s 200th birthday. By Gunseli Yalcinkaya (May 10, 2018). “The German postal service has released a postage stamp, designed by visual artist Thomas Mayfried, to commemorate the 200th birthday of Karl Marx.”

Karl Marx and his conception of history. By Irfan Habib (May 5, 2018). “This is the bicentenary year of the birth of Karl Marx; and the best way of observing it is to recall the teachings of that great man—and act according to them.”

New Statesman

Why Marx is more relevant than ever in the age of automation. By Paul Mason (7 May 2018). “On the bicentenary of his birth, Marx continues to be a key thinker thanks to his surprising faith in the individual.” See also Dragan Plavšić: Why Paul Mason is wrong about Marx (Counterfire, May 8, 2018)

RS21: Revolutionary Socialism in the 21st Century

Marx and historical materialism (21 January 2018). “Rob Hoveman gives an overview of some of these key philosophical concepts in Marx’s thought, arguing that abstract concepts are vital, but we also need to think through how we apply.”

Socialist Review

The enduring appeal of Marx. By Sally Campbell (Issue 431, January 2018). “Sally Campbell introduces a monthly column looking at his life, work and relevance today.” See also Joseph Choonara: How Marx discovered the working class (Issue 433, March 2018).

Socialist Worker

Making a Marx on history—celebrating 200 years since Karl Marx’s birth (Issue 2602, 1 May 2018). “On the anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, Alex Callinicos looks at the lasting legacy of the great revolutionary.”

What to read by, and about, Karl Marx (Issue 2602, 1 May 2018). “Marx was a prolific writer. Simon Basketter looks at where socialists who are interested in his ideas should start.”


What the Indian rebels taught Karl Marx. By Pranav Jani (May 9, 2018). “The charge that Marxism is Eurocentric erases not only what Marx himself wrote, but the work of other Marxists who debated and developed his ideas.”

How Marx became a Marxist in five easy steps (May 4, 2018). “Karl Marx turns 200 years young on May 5. Here to celebrate is Todd Chretien with an introduction to the theoretical steps, small and large, that Marx took on the way to becoming Marxist.”


Who was Karl Marx? (Blog, 4 May 2018). “Marx biographer Sven-Eric Liedman asks this very question in his new book. Here he reviews the various biographies that exist – books that in one way or another claim to deal with the complete Marx, his life and his works.” See also excerpt from Sven-Eric Liedman, A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx (Verso, 2018, 752 p.) (Verso, Blog, 4 May 2018).

Weekly Worker

Who remembers Marx? (Issue 1202, 10 May 2018). “Paul Demarty marks 200 years since the birth of the founder of scientific socialism.”

Much more Marx:

#marx200 – Marx200 hashtag on Twitter.


Se også på Socialistisk Bibliotek / See also at Socialist Library:


Why Marx was right. Ken Loach, Linsey German & Tariq Alli. Instagram tagged #cmmunistmanifesto. Source: http://picbear.club/tag/communistmanifesto
Why Marx was right. Ken Loach, Linsey German & Tariq Alli. Instagram tagged #cmmunistmanifesto. Source: http://picbear.club/tag/communistmanifesto


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