Why Read Marx Today? (Paperback)Jonathan Wolff (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 112 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 10 mm
an engaging read * Economist *
This is an important and timely book, that deserves to be widely read, not just by philosophers, economists and political theorists, but by journalists, politicians, and anyone who wants to understand the world we live in today. The scholarship on which the book is based is impeccable, yet the presentation is accessible and engaging throughout. Wolff is clear and candid about where Marx was wrong, and direct and persuasive about where he was right and still important today. This may be the most important book on Marx in the last two decades, one that will mark a turning point in the public and intellectual reception of Marx's philosophy. * Brian Leiter, University of Texas at Austin *
In splendidly lucid prose, Jonathan Wolff explores the continuing appeal of Marx today. Deftly sifting the living from the dead in Marx's thought, Wolff shows how his criticisms of capitalism and liberalism have lost none of their urgency, even if his communist solutions prove unconvincing. * Professor Richard Bellamy, University of Reading *
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