The Wealth Of Nations By Adam Smith

1384 WordsNov 22, 20156 Pages
Throughout history, books have influenced the world. Some books, such as the Bible, have influenced Christians. Common Sense by Thomas Paine encouraged Americans to join the fight against the British. Other books, however, do more than simply encourage; they introduce a new philosophy. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith is claimed to aid the philosophy of what would one day become modern economics. One author wrote two books that would change the course of history. These books would lay foundations to communism and influence leaders like Lenin and Tse-Tung. Capital and The Communist Manifesto were both written by Karl Marx and have forever changed the course of history. On May 5, 1818, Karl Heinrich Marx was born in Trier, Prussia (modern day Trier, Germany) to Heinrich and Henrietta Marx. Throughout Karl’s schooling years, he was considered to be an ordinary student; he was not an outstanding student and did not take school seriously. In 1835, Marx began his college career at the University of Bonn, a college known for their rebellious students and wild parties. All too quickly Marx was swept into this lifestyle and was imprisoned within a year for being drunk. Once released from jail, Karl’s father took action. He unrolled Karl from the University of Bonn and enrolled him into the University of Berlin, a college known for their serious studies. Marx studied law and philosophy as well as got a glimpse of a new thought of philosophy. G.W.F. Hegel was a professor at the
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