Communist Manifesto anniversary: What does Marx still have to say?

Communist Manifesto anniversary: What does Marx still have to say?

On the anniversary of the publication of the Communist Manifesto on February 21st, 1848, we look at its controversial co-author Karl Marx, his beliefs, and what he means to Germany and the world today.

10 fun and important facts about Karl Marx as he turns 200

10 fun and important facts about Karl Marx as he turns 200

99 years since Rosa Luxemburg was murdered and dumped in a Berlin canal

99 years since Rosa Luxemburg was murdered and dumped in a Berlin canal

Disasters in East Germany: socialism was never at fault

Disasters in East Germany: socialism was never at fault

German president condemns communism on China visit

German president condemns communism on China visit

Far-left terrorists’ last-gasp spree ‘to fund their retirement’

Far-left terrorists’ last-gasp spree ‘to fund their retirement’

Police grab ‘Turkish Communists’ in raids

Police grab ‘Turkish Communists’ in raids

Ikea helps Chemnitz renovate iconic Karl Marx statue

Ikea helps Chemnitz renovate iconic Karl Marx statue

Kohl blasts portrayals of his private life

Kohl blasts portrayals of his private life

Exhibition shows everyday life as communism crumbled

Exhibition shows everyday life as communism crumbled

Leftists fear becoming ‘attractive as a cow pie’

Leftists fear becoming ‘attractive as a cow pie’

Left remembers Luxemburg and Liebknecht amid communism row

Left remembers Luxemburg and Liebknecht amid communism row

Conservatives call for ban on The Left party amid commie flap

Conservatives call for ban on The Left party amid commie flap

Deutsche Bank forced to keep communists’ accounts open

Deutsche Bank forced to keep communists’ accounts open

Last East German leader still a convinced socialist

Last East German leader still a convinced socialist

Eastern German economy grows faster than expected

Eastern German economy grows faster than expected

Merkel honours Polish freedom struggle and Tiananmen victims

Merkel honours Polish freedom struggle and Tiananmen victims

Rosa Luxemburg’s body likely found 90 years after murder

Rosa Luxemburg’s body likely found 90 years after murder

Abandoned East German flat discovered 20 years later

Abandoned East German flat discovered 20 years later

Thousands pay tribute to fallen communist figures

Thousands pay tribute to fallen communist figures

Ex-communist states create network for secret police archives

Ex-communist states create network for secret police archives

Leipzig University to reinstall Marx monument

Leipzig University to reinstall Marx monument

Victoria Beckham related to German friend of Karl Marx

Victoria Beckham related to German friend of Karl Marx

German to reunite with North Korean husband after 47 years

German to reunite with North Korean husband after 47 years

Margot Honecker invited to Sandinista party in Nicaragua

Margot Honecker invited to Sandinista party in Nicaragua

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Germany plans to increase presence in Vietnam

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Merkel: I lived in a squat