Karl Marx is the globally acknowledged creator and author of today’s “democratic socialism.” Marx is also the author of the Communist Manifesto, in concert with Frederick Engels. As Marx himself wrote, “true democracy is the road to socialism, and socialism is merely a steppingstone into communism.”
Karl Marx fans proclaim his genius, writing adoring epitaphs like “Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary.” But reality tells a vastly different story about the life of Karl Marx.
Marx and his wife both came from prominent families. But Marx was lazy and self-indulgent, living in squaller his entire life. As Marx spent his life warring against freedom, liberty and individual rights, his children were left to die of starvation.
Marx had seven (known) children with his wife, but only three of the seven children lived to ...