May 5th, 2017 was the 199th Birth Anniversary of Karl Marx, the greatest philosopher the world has ever seen, who analysed capitalism in all its aspects and published the historical book “Capital” in 1867. 150 years have passed since.
200 year Birth Anniversary of Karl Marx and the 150th year of publication of ‘Capital’ is being observed all over the world.This period is being utilised to study Marxism, publish Marxist Literature, debate about the impact of Marxism in the present world etc.
After the collapse of the USSR, the advocates of the imperialism and capitalism gleefully shouted from the roof-tops that socialism is dead for ever. But the economic crisis in the 2007-08 had compelled them to rethink. One noted capitalist economist said later: “Karl Marx got it right, at some point capitalism can destroy itself. We thought markets worked. They are not working.”
Karl Marx pointed out in the “Communist Manifesto”: “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles”. The class struggle continues at each and every stage.