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Editorial: On his 200th birthday, wouldn't Karl Marx be surprised?

In many places, the name of Karl Marx evokes the same response as the name of John Wayne Gacy in Chicago: anger, disgust and resentment. The German economist and philosopher who helped to inspire communism is not fondly remembered by most of those familiar with the historical record.

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