- April 04, 2022
By Christina Morina
Translated by Elizabeth Janik
To be published by Oxford University Press (2022)
Christina Morina’s illuminating book focuses on the first generation of Marxists who turned the work and ideas of one social theorist into one of the most powerful transnational political movements in modern history. This group portrait features Jules Guesde, Victor Adler, Jean Jaurès, Eduard Bernstein, Karl Kautsky, Georgi Plekhanov, Rosa Luxemburg, Peter Struve, and Vladimir Lenin, who discovered Karl Marx as young adults and then dedicated themselves to interpreting and applying his thought. The Invention of Marxism shows us how an idea transformed the lives of nine young activists, who aspired to change the world.