How to Change the World: Marx and Marxism, 1840-2011

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Little, Brown, Jan 1, 2011 - Communism - 470 pages
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In the 144 years since Karl Marx's Das Kapital was published, the doctrine that bears his name has been embraced by millions in the name of equality, and just as dramatically has fallen from grace with the retreat of communism from the western world. But as the free market reaches its extreme limits in the economic and environmental fallout, a reassessment of capitalism's most vigorous and eloquent enemy has never been more timely.

Eric Hobsbawm provides a fascinating and insightful overview of Marxism. He investigates its influences and analyses the spectacular reversal of Marxism's fortunes over the past thirty years.

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Review: How to Change the World: Marx and Marxism 1840-2011

User Review  - Rahul Vaidya - Goodreads

The sweep of Hobsbawm's vision and practice of historical materialism is breathtaking. The cyclical ups and downs in the fortunes of Marx's popularity in the intellectual circles is one constant theme ... Read full review

Review: How to Change the World: Marx and Marxism 1840-2011

User Review  - Parvinder Singh - Goodreads

Those interested or grappling with the constant changes and social narrative for a more inclusive and equal world. This is a refreshing read combining analysis of theory and praxis of the marxian philosophy. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and educated in Vienna, Berlin, London and Cambridge. A distinguished historian, he is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, with honorary degrees from universities in several countries.

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