HOW WOMEN MAKE CAPITALISM POSSIBLE AND OTHER FEMINIST SHADES OF SOCIALISM: ON ELEANOR MARX, MRS ENGELS, AND THE PARIS COMMUNE: My May column at Bookslut

"Not since Mary Wollstonecraft," claims Rachel Holmes in her brilliant biography Eleanor Marx: A Life, had "any woman made such a profound, progressive contribution to English political thought -- and action." In yet another excavation of a crucial historical female figure discarded by our canonical chroniclers to languish in obscurity, Holmes restores the importance of …