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Friedrich Engels: the man who made Marxism

LSE public lecture

With capitalism in crisis, the shadow of Karl Marx is looming large. But what about the co-author of The Communist Manifesto? In advance of a major new biography, The Frock-Coated Communist, Tristram Hunt explores the life and work, the personal contradictions and ideological breakthroughs, of Friedrich Engels. Cotton-lord and communist, Engels was the man who turned Marxism into a political force – and whose vision was then brutally betrayed in the 20th century.

Tristram Hunt is an historian, broadcaster and a lecturer in British history at Queen Mary, University of London.


Dr Tristam Hunt | talks
Chair: Professor Kenneth Minogue | talks


Date and Time:

29 April 2009 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre, London School of Economics &Political Science
Houghton St

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