Karl Marx would've turned 200 on May 5. What better way to commemorate the occasion than to recall the fact Karl Marx's ideas have led to the deaths of 100 million people, extreme poverty, immense suffering, and relentless oppression -- and you can't even say he's a nice guy.
Marx treated people cruelly, was two-faced, and used racial slurs. In a 1862 letter, Marx described an opponent as a "Jewish Nigger". He was also a slob. "Washing, grooming and changing his linen are things he does rarely, and he is often drunk," a Prussian police spy reported.