Conservatives are spreading lies about Karl Marx. Not only was Marx a consistent campaigner against slavery, he supported the efforts of all those who organized to fight it.
Marx, like generations of socialists, saw the particularly capitalist character of the New World’s slavery — and the inextricable link between the emancipation of the enslaved and the liberation of the entire working class.
Marx’s Civil War writings wrestle with many of the issues that plague today’s left.
Far from ending in defeat, the Arab Spring inaugurated a long-term revolutionary process in the Middle East.