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William Morris is probably known best today as a designer of wallpaper and fabrics. This is a travesty. Morris was a revolutionary socialist, a Marxist. Morris read Capital when it was only published in German, and therefore unavailable to most British workers. Inspired, he joined the Democratic Federation, later called the Social Democratic Federation, the first British Marxist organisation. From that time on he was a tireless agitator for socialism till his last days.