Karl Marx wasn’t a political fanatic, nor was he an extremist. Certainly not when you examine his writings. In fact, back in his day, Marx is what we’d now call a social commentator. He wrote about politics, economics, and world events. Since television “talking heads” didn’t exist back then, Marx instead scribed his ideas. Those views were published in newspapers and periodicals, including even some based in the United States. He also wrote a few notable books, which weren’t particularly well-received when they were initially written, another way of saying Marx was way ahead of his time.