For anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, May 5, 1818, Fight Back! is reprinting “Address of the Central Committee to the Communist League”. Drafted by Marx in 1850, this work shows Marx to be, above all else, a revolutionary.
The New China News Agency (Xinhua) is reporting that Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, told a May 5 Beijing gathering to commemorate the bicentennial of Karl Marx’s birth that Marx is the “teacher of revolution for the proletariat and working people all over the world, the main founder of Marxism, creator of Marxist parties, a pathfinder for international communism and the greatest thinker of modern times.”
For the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, Fight Back! is reprinting the Address of the Central Committee to the Communist League. Drafted by Marx in 1850, this work shows Marx to be above all else, a revolutionary.
Chicago, IL – Karl Marx was born May 5, 1818 in the town of Trier, Prussia. He was not born into a revolutionary family but he was born in revolutionary times, in the wake of the French Revolution and the decline of the Prussian Empire. The French Revolution came to Trier during the Napoleonic wars. It tore the city out of the Holy Roman Empire and for two decades before the birth of Marx, it replaced the feudal society, with its chartered privileges, with a government in which all citizens were equal under the law. It was a turbulent period in which all the old, feudal orders of Europe were trembling in the face of bourgeois led popular revolutions.