The present debate about Karl Marx oscillates between historicising him as a figure of the distant past and applying his insights for a critical view of the present time. Describing, explaining and criticising capitalism was the centerpiece of Karl Marx’ oeuvre. Markets, merciless competition and the commodification of nearly everything; profit orientation and endless accumulation of […]
Jürgen Kocka is a German social historian. He is Professor Emeritus at the Free University of Berlin. A former president of the Social Science Research Center Berlin (2001–2007), Kocka has focused his research on the history of employees in large German and American businesses, and on the history of European bourgeoisie.