Karl Marx on Human Fredom
Lecture given 14 April, 1978
St. John’s College
Santa Fe, New Mexico
This is a lecture based on a great book: Capital, by Karl Marx.
It’s a book so encumbered by history–some would say, a history of its own making–that it is seldom read today without prejudice: that is, for the ideas Marx is expressing. This lecture follows Marx’s own thought, to see what that is and where it leads. The surprise is that it leads to a striking formulation of an idea of human freedom, which rings remarkably true in our time.