For “Reading Marx/Marx Lesen”, the Goethe-Institut has asked people in various cities in North America and Germany to select and read short quotations from Marx and to explain why these texts are still relevant today. The result is a kaleidoscope of voices that raise the key issues of our time and seek their solutions. We were surprised ourselves by what Marx has to say!
With Marx Now, the Goethe-Institut is commemorating Marx’s 200th birthday. Holding events across North America, the Goethe-Institut seeks to revisit Marx in the light of contemporary discussions.
This is only a small selection of our Marx Now events. You can find more on the event page of your local Goethe-Institut in North America.
The Goethe-Institut in North America is not alone in commemorating Marx’s 200th birthday – the anniversary has motivated a discussion of Marx and his theories on many levels among the Goethe-Institut wolrldwide. Here you will find a selection of articles on this topic.
How relevant is Marx for you today? Do you just know him from a school book, or is he a theorist from whom society could still profit? Post with the hashtag #MarxNow and tell us what you think.