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Marx & Engels in Manchester: Walkers of the World Unite!
Sun 4 June 2017, 10:45 – 12:30 BST
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, pioneers of communism, devout politicos, rabble-rousers, rebels, radicals and revolutionaries, came to Manchester on many occasions in the mid-19th century.
They wanted to see the effect capitalism was having at the coal-face of the Industrial Revolution. Indeed Engels was a cotton merchant here, one of the very capitalists he despised.
Such irony! What a dilemma!
Join that well-known polemicist and rhetorician Ed Glinert (credited in the introduction of Francis Wheen’s biography of Karl Marx) in walking through their haunts.