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Today is May Day, international workers day, and we will celebrate with a special show: the biggest working class in the world is found in China – JEFF WASSERSTROM will review the situation there—he edited a special section of the new issue of Dissent on “China’s 99 Per Cent”, and his book China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know is coming out in a new edition.
Also: a new biography of Karl Marx focuses on his work as a political activist and his life as a journalist and as a political exile in England. We’ll speak with the author JONATHAN SPERBER — he teaches history at the University of Missouri.
He talked about his book Karl Marx: A 19th Century Life on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: watch HERE.