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Why Marx Was Right
by Terry Eagleton




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One of the foremost Marxist critics of his generation forcefully argues against Marx's irrelevancy

" Eagleton is] a witty, insightful thinker with a penchant for glib asides and wry dashes of humor. It's probably the only book that makes references to Tiger Woods and Mel Gibson along with Charles Fourier and Michel Foucault."--Michael Patrick Brady, PopMatters

"Reading a book by Terry Eagleton is like watching fireworks."--Dennis O'Brien, Christian Century

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.

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Overview

One of the foremost Marxist critics of his generation forcefully argues against Marx's irrelevancy

" Eagleton is] a witty, insightful thinker with a penchant for glib asides and wry dashes of humor. It's probably the only book that makes references to Tiger Woods and Mel Gibson along with Charles Fourier and Michel Foucault."--Michael Patrick Brady, PopMatters

"Reading a book by Terry Eagleton is like watching fireworks."--Dennis O'Brien, Christian Century

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.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780300231069
  • ISBN-10: 0300231067
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: April 2018
  • Page Count: 280
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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