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date: 18 October 2019

Marx, Karl (1818–83) German Jewish economist and social theorist 

Source:
A Dictionary of Critical Theory
Author(s):

Ian Buchanan

and one of the most influential thinkers of all time. Marx was born in the Rhineland town of Trier shortly after it was returned to Prussian rule. As the Prussian state was much less tolerant of Jews than were its previous rulers, the French, Marx’s father converted to Christianity in order to continue to be able to work as a lawyer. Marx studied law at the Universities of Bonn and Berlin, but despite his father’s wishes he never became a lawyer.... ...

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