Learning Exercise

Karl Marx Interview

A recreation of an 1879 Karl Marx Interview with the Chicago Tribune.
Course: Western Civilization/Russian History

This is a full text recreation of an 1879 newspaper interview with Karl Marx. see more


Read the recreated 1879 interview of Karl Marx with the Chicago Tribune. Identify Marx's ideology for political, economic, and social change. Read the relevant sections in the textbook on Nikolai Lenin. Write a paper of 4-5 pages comparing and contrasting the views of Marx and Lenin. Be sure to make sound, well documented conclusions.
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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Learning Objectives

To provide students with a primary source to evaluate the ideology of Karl Marx.
To compare the ideas written by Karl Marx with those adopted by Lenin.