The origins of anti-capitalism in the young Marx
The objective is to demonstrate, based on new biographies, that the essay On the Jewish question revealsan element of anti-Semitism that played a fundamental role in the conversion of Marx to Communism. Criticism of the Jew served to support the Marxian thesis that capitalism, identified with Judaism, is evil. New sources have reinforced the suspicion that not only is there at this time of 1843-44 an element of anti-Semitism in Marx's writings, but that this sentiment played a key role in his conversion to communism. This is what this essay seeks to prove.
JEL Classification: B; B3; B31.
Keywords: Marx anti-Semitism communism civil society State