Marx's Capital at 150
History in Capital, Capital in History
Date Written: 25/08/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21402
A look at Karl Marx's historic book 'Capital' Volume 1 on the 150th anniversary of publication, its historical significance and influence, and what it means for those who read the book today.
Excerpt: The first volume of Capital published one hundred and fifty years ago this September  is an exposition of the second discovery and rests on the first. It is historical in two senses. Its capitalism is historically specific, with a particular place in the past and future of humanity. And the contradictory dynamics of the struggles between and within classes and nations that propel its turbulent and crisis-ridden history show that capitalism was made, and can be unmade, by social choices.