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1938 Karl Kautsky death... Marxism...



Item # 659135

October 18, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 18, 1938

* Karl Kautsky death (1st report)
* Marxist theoretician - philosopher


The top of page 25 has a one column heading: "KARL KAUTSKY, 84, MARXIST, IS DEAD" with subheads and photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 52 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Karl Johann Kautsky (16 October 1854 – 17 October 1938) was a Czech-Austrian philosopher, journalist, and Marxist theoretician. Kautsky was recognized as among the most authoritative promulgators of Orthodox Marxism after the death of Friedrich Engels in 1895 until the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Following the war, Kautsky was an outspoken critic of the Bolshevik Revolution, engaging in polemics with Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky on the nature of the Soviet state.

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