John Lanchester: Marx at 193
Karl Marx has in common with Freud and Darwin the fate that his books are more referred to than they are read.
John Lanchester, author of Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay and a new novel, Capital, looks at Karl Marx as a prophet and analyst of the modern world, how well his predictions have turned out, and what he would have made of the state we’re in.
This event took place on 9 March 2012.
For more information about the London Review of Books winter lecture series visit lrb.co.uk/winterlectures
Image: Karl Marx badge
Using this on a mobile device? Tap the image to watch.
On desktop, requires Flash player or click image to download.