Marx’s Conversion to Communism

  • Richard N. Hunt


The period immediately following the suppression of the Rheinische Zeitung was extraordinarily eventful for Marx: in personal life it included a new career decision, marriage, and emigration from his native land; in intellectual development it saw his endorsement of revolution as a means, a major reckoning with Hegel, and—most significantly—conversion to communism.


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