Paul Lafargue





Paul Lafargue

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born
in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
June 16, 1842

died
November 02, 1911

gender
male

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About this author

French revolutionary Marxist socialist and Karl Marx's son-in-law.Lafargue was born in Cuba to French and Creole parents. Karl Marx even once reffered to him by the n-word.

Lafargue his main work was called the right to be lazy. In which he calls upon not only the right to work, but also the right to be lazy. At the beginning of that book he claimed that the African slaves lived under better circumstances than the European worker.

At 69 he died together with his wife Laura in a suicide pact.



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More books by Paul Lafargue…
“In proportion as the mass of citizens who possess political rights increases, and the number of elected ruler’s increases, the actual power is concentrated and becomes the monopoly of a smaller and smaller group of individuals.”
Paul Lafargue

“O Laziness, mother of the arts and noble virtues, be thou the balm of human anguish.”
Paul Lafargue, The Right to Be Lazy

“Our epoch has been called the century of work. It is in fact the century of pain, misery and corruption.”
Paul Lafargue, The Right to Be Lazy