(Re)order Marxism

In these days that we certainly have moved ‘from the triumph of global capitalism to its crisis in barely a decade’, I am so looking forward to reading the book I just ordered: How to Change the World: Tales of Marx and Marxism by Eric Hobsbawn. Does he make a case for the need to read or re-read Karl Marx now? Let’s see……

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One Response to “(Re)order Marxism”

  1. Dhaarna Gupta Says:

    One of the wittier placards displayed in the recent tuition-fee protests – “They say cutbacks, we say Feuerbach” – showed a sense of history as well as humour, for

    Ludwig Feuerbach is back on the agenda. Karl Marx’s famous Eleventh Thesis on Feuerbach – “Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the

    point is to change it” – provides the title of Eric Hobsbawm’s magisterial How to Change the World, which joins a series of major works exploiting the recent rise in

    Marx’s fortunes, as capitalism’s crisis marks the return of its greatest rival.
    This book offers extensive coverage of pre-Marxian sources; meticulous accounts of Marx’s milieu through painstaking excavation of his predecessors, contemporaries and

    heirs; strenuous readings of key texts including Friedrich Engels’ The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 and Marx’s Communist Manifesto (1848); and

    assiduous treatment of the legacy of Marxism as a world-changing philosophy..

    How to Change the World: Tales of Marx and Marxism

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