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Why Marx Was Right: 2nd Edition

Why Marx Was Right: 2nd Edition

Written by Terry Eagleton

Narrated by Roger Clark


Why Marx Was Right: 2nd Edition

Written by Terry Eagleton

Narrated by Roger Clark

ratings:
4.5/5 (55 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Apr 10, 2018
ISBN:
9781977379337
Format:
Audiobook

Description

In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism—that it leads to political tyranny, that it reduces everything to the economic, that it is a form of historical determinism, and so on—he demonstrates in each case what a woeful travesty of Marx's own thought these assumptions are. In a world in which capitalism has been shaken to its roots by some major crises, Why Marx Was Right is as urgent and timely as it is brave and candid. Written with Eagleton's familiar wit, humor, and clarity, it will attract an audience far beyond the confines of academia.

Publisher:
Released:
Apr 10, 2018
ISBN:
9781977379337
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Terry Eagleton is a literary critic, writer and chair in English literature in Lancaster University's department of English and creative writing. He is the author of Shakespeare and Society amongst many other works.


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  • (5/5)

    8 people found this helpful

    An excellent summary of misconceptions about Marxism delt with in an authoritative dryly humorous style. Listen to this book you have nothing to lose but your chains

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  • (1/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Marxists simply can't tell the truth. Not worth listening to.

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  • (2/5)

    3 people found this helpful

    Eagleton certainly has a way with words, but this defense of Marx is scattered and poorly argued. I gave up shortly after he called for state censorship of the media and expounded the wonders of the East German childcare system. Really? Go elsewhere if you want a thoughtful treatment of Marx.

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  • (1/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    Despicable drivel. This book is a terrific example of ignorance of history, politics, economics, sociology and philosophy - typical of today's "wishful thinking". Marx had never worked to earn his living: he mooched off his parents and Engels, and cheated on his wife - not someone whose ruminations deserve admiration, not to mention that these ideas have been tested by history and failed!

    2 people found this helpful