HIS 102
Unit 8:


They don't get much larger than this gigantic bust/statue of Karl Marx.  What an amazing object!

Karl Marx
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What you must do in this unit What you can do in this unit
  • Listen to some further information about this unit as a mp3 file.  You can also read the information as a txt file.
Some videos that you can watch for this unit Extra Credit Options
  • For up to 25 points of extra credit, explain what Marx meant when he stated that he "had stood Hegel on his head" (Or something to that extent) in a one-page paper.
  • For up to 25 points of extra credit, in a one-page paper, compare and contrast the ideas of Marx with those of Charles Fourier (1772-1837), Theory of Social Organization, and Louis Blanc (1811-­1882),  The Organization of Labour.
  • For up to 10 points of extra credit, read a smidgen of Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921), Anarchism: Its Philosophy and Ideal, and comment on his conception of anarchism in a paragraph.
  • For extra credit, please suggest a relevant website for this unit of the course.  Send your instructor the title of the site, the URL and a brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to the material being studied this unit.
Unit Learning Objectives
  • Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to (1) Explain the major components of Marx' theory of socialism and (2) analyze a historical primary source.

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