Gesine Schwan on the current relevance of Marxian analysis
What has Marx done today?
"All I know is that I am not a Marxist," Karl Marx is reported to have said. He made this much quoted remark with a nod to the Marxist current developing in France at the time. We do not know what exactly Marx was distancing himself from. What is certain, however, is he could not have anticipated one thing: the extent to which, following his death, in his name, though in the form of an "ism," one of the most influential intellectual currents and political movements would spread across the entire globe – Marxism.
Das zehnjährige Jubiläum der Marx-Herbstschule fällt 2017 mit „150 Jahre Kapital“ zusammen. Das wollen wir feiern mit einer Schule, die etwas größer ausfällt.