IN THE REVIEW

Big Problem for Marx

Karl Marx: His Life and Thought

by David McLellan

Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy

by Karl Marx, translated with a foreword by Martin Nicolaus
Karl Marx was a man of revelations. What he saw lurking in the shadows of modern society—the “specter of communism,” class struggle, surplus value—he sought to bring to the light of day. His belief that unveiling these secrets would provide the key to history seems reflected in his interpreters who …