Karl Marx

The titans of modern Western thought were products of the civilisation they revolutionised

This study of empire building is imaginative and vivid, but has a loose grip on detail

Piketty’s commitment to rational informed debate is laudable, but his remedies for inequality are not

A reflection on the past and future of the periodical

Two new biographies of the Left’s hero choose to ignore his dark side

The postwar baby boom fuelled a religious revival, but the welfare state is no substitute for the family—or God

Samuel Brittan and Edward Hadas, both distinguished economic commentators, discuss where to place the blame for the current global crisis with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson