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  • The reader might tackle a number of excellent recent biographies: the best, to my taste, is David McLellan’s Karl Marx (Harper & Row, New York, 1973) and his very good shorter book on Marx for the Modern Masters series put out by Viking (New York, 1975).

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • The Baptists and Methodists and Presbyterians and other book-worshippers of his time accused him of violating the sacred commands so definitely set down in their ancient texts, and to them he answered that the Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath; he called them hypocrites, and quoted Karl Marx at them -- "This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me."

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • Satterlee was estimated to earn fifty thousand dollars a year in anti-Communist lecture fees; Red Crosscurrents was “a shakedown racket” — “They’d clear Karl Marx if the dough was right.”

    The Big Nowhere

  • Ninety years after The Wealth of Nations, Karl Marx was to discover “laws of motion” that described how capitalism proceeded slowly, unwillingly, but ineluctably to its doom.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • Fascists attacked the Karl Marx Houses and had a great gun battle, you know.

    Oral History Interview with Virginia Foster Durr, March 13, 14, 15, 1975. Interview G-0023-2. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • True, when Karl Marx first set forth the symptomology of alienation in 1844 he had factory workers in mind, but that was simply because there were as yet few large-scale routinized information-processing and people-processing jobs in the private economy, and government service work except for the army was still very rudimentary.

    Why Nothing Works


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