Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Das Kapital Volume 1: Karl Marx
I'm looking for at least one other person to take part in a reading group of sorts, where the text will be Das Kapital Vol.1 by Karl Marx.
As the text is difficult and open to different interpretations, I think it would be beneficial to read it along with others and pause every so often to discuss what has been covered in specific chapters. Before setting out a structure to such an activity, I'll wait and see if there is any interest.
I should say that I'm not putting this offer to left-leaning people exclusively. It is an open invitation that extends to anyone regardless of political views. While I can understand that reading Marx might not be high on the list of priorities for non-Marxists/Leftists, I would argue that given the influence of his writings and the fact that "knowing your enemy" is always a good approach, it might still appeal to those who have never considered reading Marx.
Marx is one of the most widely misunderstood and wilfully misrepresented writers in history, so for those who feel attracted to his views and those who are opposed, it would be beneficial to know what Marx actually wrote before continuing on with such attitudes.
I hope the idea of reading such an important work of literature appeals to someone else. It would be great to share the journey with others.