• | Gareth Stedman Jones Karl Marx Greatness and Illusion Cambridge Mass Harvard University Press 2016 768 pp | MR Online

    Zachary Samalin reviews Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion by Gareth Stedman Jones

    “The Marx constructed in the twentieth century bore only an incidental resemblance to the Marx who lived in the nineteenth,” Gareth Stedman Jones writes at the close of his exhaustively researched biography Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion (p. 595). This statement can be taken as the premise underlying Stedman Jones’s account of Karl Marx’s role in the political, economic and philosophical upheavals of the nineteenth century.