Karl Heinrich Marx (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883) was a German philosopher, political economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, communist and revolutionary, whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism. Marx summarized his approach in the first line of the first chapter of The Communist Manifesto, published in 1848: “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” Although Marx remained a relatively obscure figure in his own lifetime, his ideas began to exert a major influence on workers’ movements shortly after his death. This influence gained added impetus with the victory of the Marxist Bolsheviks in the Russian October Revolution in 1917, and Marxist ideas had worldwide influence during the 20th century.
Oh, you sneaky mormons nearly hid Brother Marx from us, but it appears that someone in Guayaquil has stepped up and baptized the Father of Communism. Coincidentally, I think that whirling noise you can hear is the sound of Ezra Taft Benson spinning in his grave.
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