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Why Marx Was Right By Terry Eagleton

Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton

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Summary

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 - this title demonstrates in various cases what a woeful travesty of Marx's own thought these assumptions are.

Why Marx Was Right Summary

Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton

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

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.

Why Marx Was Right Reviews

"Each of the chapters of this erudite and breezy . . . tract begins with a series of assertions about Marx and Marxism, which Eagleton then proceeds to debunk . . . through excursions into philosophy, political practice and literary analogy . . . Polemically charged and enjoyable."-The Guardian
"A lively defense . . . Eagleton offers a richer, more complex and nuanced picture of the father of modern socialism . . . Throughout, the author is witty, entertaining, and incisive."-Publishers Weekly
"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
"Why Marx Was Right is designed for a wide audience and deserves one. With flair, sparkling wit, and no fear of vigorous rebuttal, Eagleton's book seeks to address some of the most often heard criticisms of Marx and Marxist thought. . . . Terry Eagleton has taken much of the best the Marxist tradition has to offer in thinking about class, nature, revolution, history, and many such grand subjects, and summarized it briefly with clarity, intelligence, and a sense of humor. And for this he deserves our thanks."-Matthijs Krul, Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
"Refreshing and challenging . . . [A] most compelling read."-Michael O'Sullivan, The Tablet (Books of the Year)

"Terry Eagleton takes on some of the most common objections to Marxism and answers each in turn, in a clear, non-technical and often humorous way."-London Review of Books


About Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton is currently Distinguished 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.

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GOR004576420
9780300181531
0300181531
Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Yale University Press
2012-01-03
272
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