05 November 2008

Das Kapital

Deutsche Welle reports that Karl's namesake, Reinhard Marx, has recently published his own Das Kapital. Reinhard Marx is the Catholic Archbishop of Munich and Freising and his book - full title, Das Kapital: A Plea for Man - is a restatement of Catholic social teaching.

"Capitalism without humanity, solidarity and justice has no morals and no future," he writes. It's a substantial work, running to 300 pages, so I imagine he has been working on it for a while. Given the current crisis of capitalism the timing of its publication is certainly serendipitous, or - as the Archbishop would probably prefer - providential.

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