Marx for beginners
A cartoon book about Marx? Are you sure it's Karl, not Groucho? How can you summarize the work of Karl Marx in cartoons? It took Rius to do it. He's put it all in: the origins of Marxist philosophy, history, economics; of capital, labor, the class struggle, socialism. And there's a biography of "Charlie" Marx besides.
Like the companion volumes in the series, Marx for Beginners is accurate, understandable, and very, very funny.
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Reviewed March 2000
A great book for beginners, but still confusing. All info on Marx and thinkers before and after are summarized. Only the bare facts are given which is quite enough. The author give a wonderful overview of thought from the beginning of understanding to Lenin. Everything is drawn in cartoon to help the reader grasp difficult concepts. I found it difficult to stop reading because there are no formal chapters or even paragraphs, and beginning again is difficult.
Rius (Eduardo el Rio) gives communism and capitalism overviews from the socialist viewpoint, which is interesting. But a bit frustrating. In 1976 when this book was written, the USSR was still in power an thriving (?). It would be interesting to read a revised book.
Marx claims over and over that capitalism will fail and communism is the future. The definitions listed in the the back are great..."Atheism ~ Democritus and Epicurus, who denied the supernatural and stated the world is nothing other than matter composed of atoms."
"Communism ~ is the stage following socialism, when social classes cease to exist, USSR, China are still in socialism phases."
Review: Marx for Beginners (Introducing Series)User Review - Sho - Goodreads
Brilliant read for those who want to be provided with a rough overview on the influential ideas of Marx, and for those who need to recall/revisit the concepts that the Working Class's Voice has been known for. Read full review