The Press: Marx's Meal Ticket

Along with stories on a wife-beating and a temperance rally one Saturday in 1851, Horace Greeley's New York Tribune printed a smoldering account of social upheaval and political intrigue in Europe. Under the headline: REVOLUTION AND COUNTERREVOLUTION, the Tribune dispatch carried the staccato byline: Karl Marx.

Thus opened one of the least-known chapters in the life of Communism's founding father. This week Marx's ten-year stint as London correspondent for the Tribune is described in detail for the first time in the bimonthly American Heritage. Drawing heavily on Marx's previously untranslated correspondence, Author William...

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