Michael Heinrich

Michael Heinrich - How to Read Marx's Capital

"In this explosive new commentary written by the world’s leading scholar on Marx, Michael Heinrich brings a rejuvenating fire to the important task of reading Capital, dispensing with obsolete interpretations while highlighting underrecognized problems. By clarifying the stakes of Marx’s critique of political economy and arguing for its contemporary relevance, Heinrich leaves us with a project which is open-ended and politically serious. Both new students and long-time teachers of Marx will benefit immensely from this text, as nothing of this depth has ever been available in English until now."

—Edward “Edwad” Henry, co-host of Reel Abstractions podcast

Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society - Michael Heinrich

Volume one of Heinrich's three-volume biography on Marx.

Marx? Which Marx? - Anders Ramsay

In order to read Marx afresh, previous interpretations of Marx need to be corrected. In particular, that which sees money and credit as surface phenomena, based on Marx's naturalistic understanding of value as being inherent in a commodity. This strand of Marxism overlooks the contemporary role played by credit in the reproduction of capital. Published 21 December 2009.

Between Marx, Marxism, and Marxisms – ways of reading Marx’s theory - Ingo Elbe

October 21st 2013 article in Viewpoint magazine by Ingo Elbe on interpretations of Marx's work.

In Marx's laboratory: critical interpretations of the Grundrisse

In Marx’s Laboratory. Critical Interpretations of the Grundrisse provides a critical analysis of the Grundrisse as a crucial stage in the development of Marx’s critique of political economy. Stressing both the achievements and limitations of this much-debated text, and drawing upon recent philological advances, this volume attempts to re-read Marx’s 1857-58 manuscripts against the background of Capital, as a ‘laboratory’ in which Marx first began to clarify central elements of his mature problematic.

Good German politics - Michael Heinrich

Michael Heinrich on Germany's dominant role in Europe, and its global ambitions.

"Je ne suis pas marxiste" - Michael Heinrich

Michael Heinrich argues that Marx was not after a “Marxism” as an identity-defining “truth.” Rather, he was more interested in the critical business of undermining certainties.

State and Capital

Excerpts about the relationship between the state and capitalism from Michael Heinrich’s recent book, An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital.