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It’s Engels’ 200th birthday. What should you read?
Engels’ sharp critique of the patriarchal family and the institution of marriage remains extremely powerful today. As part of his legacy to socialist feminism, he elevated the problem of the oppression of women to the theoretical level of social production, as part of the core concerns of Marxism.
Today marks 200 years since the birth of Friedrich Engels, the revolutionary leader who, side by side with Marx, elaborated a good part of what we know today as the theoretical bases of Marxism and built the first international organizations of “insurrectionist wage slaves” who adopted communism as the name for their objective.
Marxism is the completion of the Radical Enlightenment project.