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A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx
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Sven-Eric Liedman Jeffrey N. Skinner
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A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx

Sven-Eric Liedman Jeffrey N. Skinner



Biography: general;
Marxism & Communism


768 pages

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Karl Marx has fascinated and inspired generations of radicals in the past 200 years. In this new, definitive biography, Sven-Eric Liebman makes his work live once more for a new generation. Despite 200 years having passed since his birth, his burning condemnation of capitalism remains of immediate interest.

Now, more than ever before, Marx's texts can be read for what they truly are. In addition to providing a living picture of Marx the man, his life, and his family and friends - as well as his lifelong collaboration with Friedrich Engels - Sweden's leading intellectual historian Sven-Eric Liedman, in this major new biography, shows what Karl Marx the thinker and researcher really wrote, demonstrating that this giant of the nineteenth century can still exert a powerful attraction for the inhabitants of the twenty-first.

By:   Sven-Eric Liedman
Translated by:   Jeffrey N. Skinner
Imprint:   Verso
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
Weight:   368g
ISBN:   9781786635051
ISBN 10:   1786635054
Pages:   768
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sven-Eric Liedman, Professor Emeritus of the History of Ideas at the University of Gothenburg, has been reading and writing about Karl Marx for over fifty years. His textbook on political ideologies (originally titled From Plato to Lenin in 1972, rechristened From Plato to the War Against Terrorism in 2014) has been through fourteen editions.

This book makes clear that Marx's ideas, going on two centuries old, still have meaning in the present. Outstanding. [A book] to turn to for reference and deeper insight. --Kirkus (starred review) Neoliberalism is increasingly exposed as a failed experiment and many people are now exploring the tradition of radical politics for solutions to the challenges we now face. This book brings to life the early history of the socialist tradition. --John McDonnell, MP Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer A lucid, scholarly guide ... Those searching for a truly detailed discussion of Marx should turn here. --Andrew Stuttaford, Wall Street Journal Liedman is convinced that we live in a period of striking similarity to Marx's own, and therefore his analysis of society and history are still appropriate. Unlike many other biographies of Marx, the present volume combines in-depth personality narrative and significant comments on Marx's own works. This analysis not only looks at the social and political context of the early industrial revolution Europe, but also takes into consideration the intellectual environment of the time, German philosophy, and socialist and liberal ideas. Highly recommended. --Choice

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