Manifesto

Manifesto
Author: Ernesto Che Guevara,Friedrich Engels,Karl Marx,Rosa Luxemburg
Publsiher: Ocean Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2015-04-10
ISBN 10: 0987228331
ISBN 13: 9780987228338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manifesto Book Review:

“If you are curious and open to the life around you, if you are troubled as to why, how and by whom political power is held and used, if you sense there must be good intellectual reasons for your unease, if your curiosity and openness drive you toward wishing to act with others, to ‘do something,’ you already have much in common with the writers of the three essays in this book.” — Adrienne Rich With a preface by Adrienne Rich, Manifesto presents the radical vision of four famous young rebels: Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto, Rosa Luxemburg’s Reform or Revolution and Che Guevara’s Socialism and Humanity.

Classical Sociological Theory

Classical Sociological Theory
Author: Ian Mcintosh
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 1997-05-01
ISBN 10: 0814755747
ISBN 13: 9780814755747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Sociological Theory Book Review:

"How much compensation ought to be paid to a woman who was raped 7,500 times? What would the members of the Commission want for their daughters if their daughters had been raped even once?" —Karen Parker, speaking before the U.N. Commission on Human Rights Seemingly every week, a new question arises relative to the current worldwide ferment over human injustices. Why does the U.S. offer $20,000 atonement money to Japanese Americans relocated to concentration camps during World War II, while not even apologizing to African Americans for 250 years of human bondage and another century of institutionalized discrimination? How can the U.S. and Canada best grapple with the genocidal campaigns against Native Americans on which their countries were founded? How should Japan make amends to Korean "comfort women" sexually enslaved during World War II? Why does South Africa deem it necessary to grant amnesty to whites who tortured and murdered blacks under apartheid? Is Germany's highly praised redress program, which has paid billions of dollars to Jews worldwide, a success, and, as such, an example for others? More generally, is compensation for a historical wrong dangerous "blood money" that allows a nation to wash its hands forever of its responsibility to those it has injured? A rich collection of essays from leading scholars, pundits, activists, and political leaders the world over, many written expressly for this volume, When Sorry Isn't Enough also includes the voices of the victims of some of the world's worst atrocities, thereby providing a panoramic perspective on an international controversy often marked more by heat than reason.

Grundrisse

Grundrisse
Author: Karl Marx
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2005-11-24
ISBN 10: 0141194030
ISBN 13: 9780141194035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grundrisse Book Review:

Written during the winter of 1857-8, the Grundrisse was considered by Marx to be the first scientific elaboration of communist theory. A collection of seven notebooks on capital and money, it both develops the arguments outlined in the Communist Manifesto (1848) and explores the themes and theses that were to dominate his great later work Capital. Here, for the first time, Marx set out his own version of Hegel's dialectics and developed his mature views on labour, surplus value and profit, offering many fresh insights into alienation, automation and the dangers of capitalist society. Yet while the theories in Grundrisse make it a vital precursor to Capital, it also provides invaluable descriptions of Marx's wider-ranging philosophy, making it a unique insight into his beliefs and hopes for the foundation of a communist state.

The State and Revolution

The State and Revolution
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN 10: 0141939060
ISBN 13: 9780141939063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State and Revolution Book Review:

In July 1917, when the Provisional Government issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that year, the October Revolution swept him to supreme power. In the short intervening period he spent in Finland, he wrote his impassioned, never-completed masterwork The State and Revolution. This powerfully argued book offers both the rationale for the new regime and a wealth of insights into Leninist politics. It was here that Lenin justified his personal interpretation of Marxism, savaged his opponents and set out his trenchant views on class conflict, the lessons of earlier revolutions, the dismantling of the bourgeois state and the replacement of capitalism by the dictatorship of the proletariat. As both historical document and political statement, its importance can hardly be exaggerated. Translated and edited with an introduction by Robert Service

The Cambridge Companion to The Communist Manifesto

The Cambridge Companion to The Communist Manifesto
Author: Terrell Carver,James Farr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2015-09-09
ISBN 10: 110703700X
ISBN 13: 9781107037007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to The Communist Manifesto Book Review:

Offers the latest contextual and biographical scholarship with innovative interpretations and is supplemented by the first and latest English translations.

Wage Labour and Capital

Wage Labour and Capital
Author: Karl Marx
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2008-04-01
ISBN 10: 1434469263
ISBN 13: 9781434469267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wage Labour and Capital Book Review:

This volume contains an English translation of Karl Marx's influential essay.

Great Books Bad Arguments

Great Books  Bad Arguments
Author: W. G. Runciman
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2010-02-21
ISBN 10: 0691144761
ISBN 13: 9780691144764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Books Bad Arguments Book Review:

Plato's Republic, Hobbes's Leviathan, and Marx's Communist Manifesto are universally acknowledged classics of Western political thought. But how strong are the core arguments on which they base their visions of the good society that they want to bring into being? In this lively and provocative book, W. G. Runciman shows where and why they fail, even after due allowance has been made for the different historical contexts in which they wrote. Plato, Hobbes, and Marx were all passionately convinced that justice, peace, and order could be established if only their teachings were implemented and the right people put into power. But Runciman makes a powerful case to the effect that all three were irredeemably naive in their assumptions about how human societies function and evolve and how human behavior could be changed. Yet despite this, Runciman insists that Republic, Leviathan, and The Communist Manifesto remain great books. Born of righteous anger and frustration, they are masterfully eloquent pleas for better worlds--worlds that Plato, Hobbes, and Marx cannot bring themselves to admit to be unattainable.

The Condition of the Working Class in England

The Condition of the Working Class in England
Author: Friedrich Engels
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1968
ISBN 10: 9780804706346
ISBN 13: 0804706344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Condition of the Working Class in England Book Review:

This, the first book written by Engels during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, is the best known and in many ways the most astute study of the working class in Victorian England. The fluency of his writing, the personal nature of his insights, and his talent for mordant satire allcombiine to make Engels's account of the lives of the victims of early industrial change an undeniable classic.

The Theoretic Life A Classical Ideal and its Modern Fate

The Theoretic Life   A Classical Ideal and its Modern Fate
Author: Alexander S. Rosenthal-Pubul
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 3030022811
ISBN 13: 9783030022815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theoretic Life A Classical Ideal and its Modern Fate Book Review:

In this work, Alexander Rosenthal Pubul presents a broad examination of the ancient philosophical question: “What is the good life?”, while addressing how the liberal arts can help us to answer this question. Greek philosophy distinguished between the “noble” (what is good in itself), from the merely “useful” (good for something else). From thence follows the distinction between the liberal arts which pursue such noble goods and the mechanical arts which are only instrumental. For Aristotle, the most noble and excellent good is wisdom itself. Hence the theoretic life devoted to the love of wisdom for its own sake –philosophy - is the highest and the most excellent. This work theorizes the origins of modernity in a rebellion against this Greek conception resulting in a complete inversion of the classical hierarchy. Sir. Francis Bacon reconceiving the purpose of knowledge as power, enthroned technology over philosophy and the liberal arts. The unfolding of the modern Baconian revolution progressively sidelines the liberal arts, as practical economic and technical utility become the standard of value. In assessing this problem, the book engages in a capacious journey across disciplines like philosophy, history, art, politics, and science. It is also a veritable tour across the Western intellectual tradition including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca, Thomas Aquinas, Bacon, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Dewey, Berdyaev, Einstein, and Heidegger. It pleads the urgent need to preserve the humanizing cultural ideals of the ancient classics against the modern tyranny of utility and the dangers of a new barbarism.

The Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics

The Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics
Author: Ben Fine,Alfredo Saad-Filho,Marco Boffo
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 1781001227
ISBN 13: 9781781001226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics Book Review:

This Companion takes stock of the trajectory, achievements, shortcomings and prospects of Marxist political economy. It reflects the contributors' shared commitment to bringing the methods, theories and concepts of Marx himself to bear across a wide range of topics and perspectives, and it provides a testimony to the continuing purpose and vitality of Marxist political economy. As a whole, this volume analyzes Marxist political economy in three areas: the critique of mainstream economics in all of its versions; the critical presence of Marxist political economy within, and its influence upon, each of the social science disciplines; and, cutting across these, the analysis of specific topics that straddle disciplinary boundaries. Some of the contributions offer an exposition of basic concepts, accessible to the general reader, laying out Marx's own contribution, its significance, and subsequent positions and debates with and within Marxist political economy. The authors offer assessments of historical developments to and within capitalism, and of its current character and prospects. Other chapters adopt a mirror-image approach of pinpointing the conditions of contemporary capitalism as a way of interrogating the continuing salience of Marxist analysis. This volume will inform and inspire a new generation of students and scholars to become familiar with Marxist political economy from an enlightened and unprejudiced position, and to use their knowledge as both a resource and gateway to future study.

The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto
Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 123
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9780140444780
ISBN 13: 0140444785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Communist Manifesto Book Review:

The political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program, with an introduction analyzing its significance to the realities of today and to Marx's own times

The Capitalist Manifesto

The Capitalist Manifesto
Author: Louis O. Kelso,Mortimer J. Adler
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN 10: 1787203514
ISBN 13: 9781787203518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Capitalist Manifesto Book Review:

In 1956, a U.S. lawyer-economist, Louis O. Kelso, created the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) to enable the employees of a closely held newspaper chain to buy out its retiring owners. Two years later, Kelso and his co-author, the philosopher Mortimer J. Adler, explained the macro-economic theory on which the ESOP is based in this best-selling book, The Capitalist Manifesto. “When you read this book, you must be prepared for a shock—particularly if you are among the millions of Americans who feel complacent about the material well-being that now prevails in this country. THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO will compel you to examine, reconsider and question many dangerous economic factors and political tendencies you have accepted as inevitable—and will show you how you can do something about them. “THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO sets the alarm for all American citizens—not simply one group or class. It is for stockholders, workers, labor leaders, corporation executives, investment bankers, taxpayers, small businessmen and industrialists, statesmen, legislators, judges and educators. Its purpose is to arouse us to the real and present dangers we now face, from inflation and from the progressive socialization of our economy. What is the difference between a well-heeled existence in a welfare state and the good life in a free society? THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO will tell you what that difference is, and why you must be a man of property in order to be a free man. It will explain the meaning of your ever-expanding opportunities for leisure. It will tell you that the goal of an industrial society should not be full employment in the production of wealth, but full enjoyment of the wealth produced. It will tell you how you, as an individual, can best use wealth to further the happiness and well-being of yourself and your fellow men.” “A revolutionary force in human affairs offering still unplumbed promise for the future....”—Time Magazine

Capital

Capital
Author: Karl Marx
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2006-05-25
ISBN 10: 0141913290
ISBN 13: 9780141913292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capital Book Review:

The "forgotten" second volume of Capital, Marx's world-shaking analysis of economics, politics, and history, contains the vital discussion of commodity, the cornerstone to Marx's theories.

Karl Marx Frederick Engels

Karl Marx  Frederick Engels
Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels
Publsiher: International Pub
Total Pages: 852
Release: 1996-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106012888399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Karl Marx Frederick Engels Book Review:

The Communist Manifesto Selected Writings

The Communist Manifesto   Selected Writings
Author: Karl Marx
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN 10: 1509869506
ISBN 13: 9781509869503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Communist Manifesto Selected Writings Book Review:

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This edition contains the most salient extracts from Marx's great work, selected and introduced by Hugh Griffith. Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, first printed just before the French revolution of 1848, is his most accessible and famous work. In his powerful call to arms, Marx expounds his famous theory that class struggle is the real determinant of historical change. Next in this volume comes his treatise, Wages, Price and Profit, written in 1865, which serves as an accessible introduction to the ideas which Marx went on to develop in Capital, his masterful, multi-volume analysis of how the world was irreversibly changed by the industrial revolution. Whilst old-style Marxism is now dead and buried, today's conflicts within capitalism are as sharp as ever and Marx’s brilliant, painstaking writings remain incredibly relevant.

The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto

The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto
Author: Slavoj Zizek
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2019-02-25
ISBN 10: 1509536124
ISBN 13: 9781509536122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto Book Review:

No other Marxist text has come close to achieving the fame and influence of The Communist Manifesto. Translated into over 100 languages, this clarion call to the workers of the world radically shaped the events of the twentieth century. But what relevance does it have for us today? In this slim book Slavoj Zizek argues that, while exploitation no longer occurs the way Marx described it, it has by no means disappeared; on the contrary, the profit once generated through the exploitation of workers has been transformed into rent appropriated through the privatization of the ‘general intellect’. Entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have become extremely wealthy not because they are exploiting their workers but because they are appropriating the rent for allowing millions of people to participate in the new form of the ‘general intellect’ that they own and control. But, even if Marx’s analysis can no longer be applied to our contemporary world of global capitalism without significant revision, the fundamental problem with which he was concerned, the problem of the commons in all its dimensions – the commons of nature, the cultural commons, and the commons as the universal space of humanity from which no one should be excluded – remains as relevant as ever. This timely reflection on the enduring relevance of The Communist Manifesto will be of great value to everyone interested in the key questions of radical politics today.

All that is Solid Melts Into Air

All that is Solid Melts Into Air
Author: Marshall Berman
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 383
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780860917854
ISBN 13: 0860917851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All that is Solid Melts Into Air Book Review:

The experience of modernization -- the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world -- and modernism in art, literature and architecture are brilliantly integrated in this account.

Capital

Capital
Author: Karl Marx
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780140445688
ISBN 13: 0140445684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capital Book Review:

One of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and generate fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production. Capital rapidly acquired readership among the leaders of social democratic parties, particularly in Russia and Germany, and ultimately throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx’s friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels as ‘the Bible of the Working Class’

Postcolonialism

Postcolonialism
Author: Robert J. C. Young
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2016-10-12
ISBN 10: 1118896866
ISBN 13: 9781118896860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonialism Book Review:

This seminal work—now available in a 15th anniversary edition with a new preface—is a thorough introduction to the historical and theoretical origins of postcolonial theory. Provides a clearly written and wide-ranging account of postcolonialism, empire, imperialism, and colonialism, written by one of the leading scholars on the topic Details the history of anti-colonial movements and their leaders around the world, from Europe and Latin America to Africa and Asia Analyzes the ways in which freedom struggles contributed to postcolonial discourse by producing fundamental ideas about the relationship between non-western and western societies and cultures Offers an engaging yet accessible style that will appeal to scholars as well as introductory students

The First Industrialists

The First Industrialists
Author: François Crouzet
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-10-30
ISBN 10: 9780521088718
ISBN 13: 0521088712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Industrialists Book Review:

This book is focused on the social and occupational origins of the founders of modem British industry: what kind of families did they come from? What was their occupation before they set up as industrialists? In discussing these and other issues, this study makes an important contribution to the problem of social mobility during the Industrial Revolution.