Shlomo Avineri is professor emeritus of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. A leading Israeli political scientist, he is the author of The Socialand Political Thought ofKarl Marx and The Making of Modern Zionism.
Besides being approachably succinct, Avineri's sympathetic account is distinguished by its appearance in the highly regarded Jewish Lives series. -James Miller, New York Times Mr. Avineri's treatment of Marx is a perceptive and fair-minded corrective to superficial treatments of the man. . . . [H]ere lies the central strength of this short biography: It tells us what Marx actually wrote. -Jonathan Rose, Wall Street Journal Shlomo Avineri [. . .] presents a beautifully clear introduction to Marx's thought and its Hegelian origins -Vernon Bogdanor, Jewish Chronicle Fascinating -Colin Shindler, History Today Shlomo Avineri has written a wonderfully perceptive and nuanced biography of Karl Marx--paying all due attention (but no more than that) to Jewish interests, Marx's and ours. His book is both intellectually and politically engaging--and a pleasure to read. -Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ