Two hundred years since his birth, Friedrich Engels is often considered a man rooted in the culture of 19th-century thought. But if not all his predictions ring true, his critique of the rising industrial capitalism offers penetrating insights into our own present.
Hans Zobel is a historian and works in adult education.
With US hegemony in decline, China and the European Union are each vying to impose their own leadership over the next wave of digitalization. Donald Trump's talk of "America First" expressed this rivalry in especially crude terms — but even after his departure, the contest among the main world powers is only intensifying.