Some Subversive Literature
The Right to Be Lazy
In 1880, Karl Marx's son-in-law Paul Lafargue was in exile in London, assisted by Friedrich Engels. Though he was separated physically from the French workers’ movement, he continued to communicate with socialists there and helped them from afar. It was during this time that he wrote The Right to be Lazy, an essay critiquing attitudes and dogma around work from across the political spectrum.