It was almost 200 years ago in May 1818 that one of the most influential thinkers of the modern era was born: Karl Marx.
In September 2007, ten years ago now, the world experienced the start of one of the longest and deepest crises of modern capitalism – a crisis that is still ongoing in many parts of Europe. In commemoration of Marx's birthday, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung will hold a series of conferences and seminars in 2017 and 2018.
We will start with a conference that looks at the perspective of a "post-capitalist"utopian idea for our age.
Is there any social utopian idea that goes beyond capitalism – a concept of an emancipatory social order, of a society in which, to quote the Communist Manifesto, 'the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all'? Or is defence of the welfare state of the 20th century the last stop before the general barbarism' of globalised capitalism – and anything beyond unimaginable?
Das Museum ist ein historisch-politischer Lernort mit internationaler Strahlkraft. Die Dauerausstellung und viele Veranstaltungen informieren über das Leben, Werk und die Wirkung des Philosophen, Ökonomen und Gesellschaftskritikers Karl Marx.