Next tours: Fri 21 Aug.
Meet: Meet St Ann’s Church, 6pm.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, pioneers of communism, devout politicos, rabble-rousers, rebels, radicals and revolutionaries, came to Manchester on many occasions in the mid-19th century to see the effect capitalism was having at the coal-face of the Industrial Revolution. Indeed Engels was a cotton merchant, one of the very capitalists he despised.
Such irony! What a dilemma!
Join that well-known polemicist and rhetorician Ed Glinert (credited in the introduction of Francis Wheen’s biography of Karl Marx).