Subsequently he pursued advanced education and research in Germany, the United States, and Canada. Coming of age, he has honed his analytical skills as military intelligence specialist, archivist, crusading journalist, businessman, commodity trader, and university professor lecturing in modern European history.
Karl Marx Prince of Darkness is his first book in English, the product of nine years of research and writing. His current projects include a study on the life and work of Franz Kafka as well as a sequel to Marx, on Lenin and the infancy of 20th century communism. The closing sections also trace an unprecedented image makeover, which eventually transformed the self-appointed gravedigger of civilization Marx into its savior.
Special offers and product promotions
Any item with "FREE Shipping" label on the search and the product detail page is eligible and contributes to your free shipping order minimum. You can get the remaining amount to reach the Free shipping threshold by adding any eligible item to your cart. Firdevs Dede explores life with a deep affection for art and human beings by using the surrealist imagery writing technique she has invented herself throughout her novel.
Firdevs Dede is a visual artist and a qualified art teacher. Firdevs outlines her philosophical view attached to her visual art in the limited edition of art book, From an Unknown Artist's Logbook, published in Firdevs Dede's poetry book, The Unfinished Journey, consists of 60 poems from early years. The poetry book includes 45 fine art images of digital drawings, textile drawings and hand drawings. Firdevs Dede is a specialist dyslexia tutor and SRP coach. Firdevs lives and works in London. One cannot escape feeling like being taken on a long surrealistic ride through endless hospital wards filled with drug addicts.
Karl Marx Prince of Darkness
This leads to some admittedly astonishing claims, supported occasionally by mental constructs rather than facts which are hard to come by. In the Bohemian spa Karlsbad, towards the end of his life, Fabian imagines invalid Marx mixing healing water with opium and - allegedly - arranging a backdoor abortion for his youngest daughter Eleanor that might have been the outcome of an incestuous relationship.
The evidence for this is very circumstantial and contestable - as was for decades the rumor -- now reluctantly accepted as fact -- that Marx had fathered an illegitimate son with the family servant. Opium, often known then as the only available pain-killer recommended by physicians of all ranks, became the Marx family Frankenstein. Tragically, the children were not spared.
Four of Karl Marx's seven children would die young. Of his three daughters who lived to adulthood, one would die in suicidal mood before reaching 40; the other two would use opiates and commit suicide at even younger age.
Karl Marx Prince of Darkness - George Fabian - Google Книги
To sum it up, this Karl Marx is an impressive effort that manifests the author's erudition and sure command of sources. I doubt, however, that Fabian would applaud Engels's graveside speech over Marx's coffin in which he equaled Marx with Charles Darwin, the former discovering the law of development of human history, the latter the law of development of organic nature. Due to its unorthodoxy and obvious ideological bend, the book may be a challenge to readers accustomed to a more conventional fare.
This is a brilliant example of how a writer can make a great amount of research and still write a bad book. Full of interesting cites and some particular insights, the book is so full of lies I can't simply trust if what I "learn" from it it's actually accurate it has thousands of cites, so it's hard to verify every single claim Fabian makes.
- Account Options.
- Top Authors.
- Hope Lives: A Collection of Devotionals and Studies for Individuals and Groups;
I tried to read it, but it is so biased and it makes so much misreading from it sources that I became exhausted. It's clear to me that George Fabian was so obstinate with his need to demonize Karl Marx, that he plainly misrepresented reality. In this chapter Fabian writes: Critical of modernity, Morgan outlined how the material and technological progress of civilization, in particular the augmentation of private property, had deprived mankind of innocence.
Marx's reading of it was biased In a willful misrepresentation of Morgan, he still wished to believe until his last years that society of the future would be "a revival in a superior form of the archaic societal type". Let's stop in the last citation about the superior form of the archaic society. This was taken from a now famous letter to Vera Zasulich, the important anarchist and later marxist Menshvik Russian leader.
Marx didn't want to "go back" because he, following his historical materialist framework, knew that was impossible, History just doesn't "work" that way. What he wants is exactly what he's saying, reaching a "superior" form of the archaic societal type, of the communal type. In other words and citing Engels in "Origins of the Family", the man Fabian is trying to divorce from Marx during the whole book , the civilization that Marx wants to overcome is the one marked by the "fixation of the antithesis between town and country as the basis of the entire social division of labor".
He doesn't want barbarism, he craves for a superior stage of material production and reason, even superior to current state of affairs. He postulated the only way to achieve this in modern Europe was developing capitalist mode of production until its necessary collapse where workers could no longer tolerate exploitation , but he then realized that in Russia modernity developed differently, so under different material conditions, workers could establish different strategies to the ones formulated by him which later were frozen in time in the form of "Orthodox Marxism.
Now about Krader text.
In the next paragraph Fabian cites and "clarifies": In plain English, mature Marx still yearned for the abrogation of civilization. Yet that condition is the sole means we have for overcoming our internal limitation and social division. The revolutionary action for Krader and for Marx emerges as the necessary first step to overcome these contradictions which were product of our technical and beneficial development. But in the end, civilization the civilized condition is the only basis we have in the real world to overcome these contradictions.
There's no way to misinterpret this: Then Fabian starts with the main part of this review: Thus, echoing Engels' distaste for the advancement of workers, he had no kind words for Bismarcks's pionering social legislation. When Guesde in his proposed "some foolishness such as minimum wages fixed by law, etc. Then, many of the contemporary labor leaders and socialists in general were revolutionary veterans or sons and daughters of martyrs. In that scenario, focusing on things like minimum wage was a bit detached from workers main immediate goals like freedom of association, equal wage men and women, abolition of standing armies, etc.
I'm impressed how Fabian thinks that Marx praising the fact that the workers defined their own demands by themselves over the thoughts of middle-class intellectuals like Guesde or Marx himself, is a symbol of "distaste for the advancement of workers". Weird current of thought to say the least. Anyway, let's continue even more: Relating primarily to Guesde's and Lafargue's policies that lay emphasis on legality and gradualism, according to Engels, Marx uttered this emblematic sentence: His doubts about evolutionary communism coupled with his support for Russian terrorists convinced the co-translator of Capital, Lopatin, of the same.