Early Life | Genius of the Modern World
Bettany Hughes looks at the early bourgeois life of Karl Marx in Prussia.Tweet
Das Kapital | Genius of the Modern World
Bettany and an economic journalist use the example of an 1860s 9-year-old boy who worked a 15-hour shift every day as the benchmark for what Marx believed was wrong with capitalism.
Spread Of The Communist Ideology | Genius of the Modern World
The Bolshevik Revolution kickstarted the shift towards communism, but Russia didn't have the predicted variables of a well-established capitalist society that Marx had theorised.