By Jon Elster
A concise and entire creation to Marx's social, political and monetary idea for the start scholar. Jon Elster surveys in flip all the major issues of marxist inspiration: technique, alienation, economics, exploitation, ancient materialism, periods, politics, and beliefs; in a last bankruptcy he assesses 'what resides and what's lifeless within the philosophy of Marx'. The emphasis all through is at the analytical constitution of Marx's arguments and the procedure is right now sympathetic, undogmatic, and rigorous.
Read Online or Download An Introduction to Karl Marx PDF
Best Communism Socialism books
"Stalin's final new release" was once the final new release to come back of age lower than Stalin, but it used to be additionally the 1st iteration to be socialized within the post-war interval. Its younger participants grew up in an international that also carried some of the hallmarks of the Soviet Union's progressive interval, but their atmosphere already confirmed the 1st indicators of degradation, stagnation, and disintegration.
Released greater than 20 years in the past, Stephen Eric Bronner's daring protection of socialism continues to be a seminal textual content for our time. Treating socialism as an ethic, reinterpreting its center different types, and seriously confronting its early foundations, Bronner's paintings bargains a reinvigorated "class excellent" and a brand new point of view for innovative politics within the 20th century.
This is often an exam of syndicalist rules in France from their foundation within the nineteenth century until eventually the Sixties. It concentrates its realization upon teams of individuals: the militants who created and led the syndicalist circulate at its peak (especially Fernand Pelloutier, Victor Griffuelhes and Emile Pouget), and the intellectuals who within the first decade of the twentieth century defined a special syndicalist ideology (Georges Sorel, Edoaurd Berth and Hubert Lagardelle).
Extra resources for An Introduction to Karl Marx