Perched on a hillside amid drab housing projects and crumbling Victorian relics, lies London's cluttered Highgate Cemetery. There, in a single grave rest the remains of a onetime 19th Century German beauty, Jenny von Westphalen, her grandson Harry Longuet, her servant girl Helene Demuth and her famed husband Karl Marx. Now & then a Communist or Socialist deputation stops by to pay its respects and leave behind a wreath. Otherwise the grave of the man whom both Communists and Socialists claim as their spiritual father is neglected and weed-grown. Its official custodian,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!