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What if Karl Marx, who died in 1883, came back from the dead? What would he have to say about today’s world in which capitalism reigns supreme? What would he have to tell us about his life, his family, and the struggles he underwent? Questions such as these prompted Howard Zinn, the American left thinker, to write the play ‘Marx in Soho.’ “I wanted to show Marx as few people knew him, as a family man, struggling to support his wife and children," Zinn says in his Preface to the play. He goes on to explain that he wished to show Marx's involvement in revolutionary politics, not just as a thinker but as a doer, and that he wanted to make it clear, in the wake of the alleged demise of Marxism, that Marx's critique of capitalism "remains fundamentally true in our time." In the play, give...

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