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On the Formation of Marxism
Karl Kautsky’s Theory of Capitalism, the Marxism of the Second International and Karl Marx’s Critique of Political Economy
In this gripping new intellectual biography, Jukka Gronow examines Karl Kautsky’s influence on the European labor movement.
Karl Kautsky was, for three decades before the First World War, the main authority on the intellectual heritage of Marx and Engels. His interpretation of Marx’s Capital and the basic laws and contradictions of capitalism was the reference point for both the foes and allies of Social Democracy. Jukka Gronow’s On the Formation of Marxism traces the contours of his