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    DescriptionIn 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, humour and clarity, it will attract an audience far beyond the confines of academia.


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    Title
    Why Marx Was Right
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry Eagleton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300181531
    ISBN 10: 0300181531
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.2
    BIC subject category V2: JPFC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: KCP
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A40365000
    Abridged Dewey: 335
    LC classification: HX
    BISAC V2.8: POL005000, BUS069030
    DC22: 335.4
    B&T Approval Code: A40364200
    DC23: 335.4
    Thema V1.0: KCA, KCP, JPFC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Eagleton is currently Bailrigg Professor of English Literature at the University of Lancaster, England, and Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He lives in Dublin.
    Review quote
    "An excellent book" (Owen Hatherley, The Guardian) "A short, witty, and highly accessible jaunt through Marx's thought in preparation for the second coming." (Frank Barry, Irish Times) "Not so much a good read as a romp, this is an irresistibly lively, and thought-provoking essay." (Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman) "Why Marx Was Right is no abstract argumentation but an eloquent, fact-based rebuttal of the usual criticisms of Marxism." (John Green, Morning Star) "This is a wonderful book that every socialist should have on their bookshelves." (Gareth Jenkins, Socialist Worker)"