Marx's Revenge: The Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist Socialism
In this provocative and enthusiastically revisionist book, the distinguished economist Meghnad Desai argues that capitalism's recent efflorescence is something Karl Marx anticipated and indeed would, in a certain sense, have welcomed. Capitalism, as Marx understood it, would only reach its limits when it was no longer capable of progress. Desai argues that globalization, in bringing the possibility of open competition on world markets to producers in the Third World, has proved that capitalism is still capable of moving forwards. Marx's Revenge opens with a consideration of the ideas of Adam Smith and Hegel. It proceeds to look at the nuances in the work of Marx himself, and concludes with a survey of more recent economists who studied capitalism and attempted to unravel its secrets, including Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek.
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Review: Marx's Revenge: The Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist SocialismUser Review - Max - Goodreads
I had high hopes for this book, and was prepared going in to it to have my views challenged. However, the tone of the book is influenced by the authors own past. Having emerged from the defeated faced ... Read full review
Review: Marx's Revenge: The Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist SocialismUser Review - Richard - Goodreads
A provocative treatment of Marxism that argues Marx's mature theories regarding capitalism as espoused in Capital did not - contra Lenin and Stalin - necessarily envisage a fatal crisis within ... Read full review
Two Revolutions and a Demolition
Adam Smith and the Principles of Social Astronomy
Hegel and the Ideal State
Marx I Clearing the Decks
Marx II Profits
The Future of Capitalism I How Soon the End?
War and Revolution
War and Imperialism in theory and in practice
Foundations of the Global Order
The Golden Age of National Capitalism
The High Noon of Socialism
Things Fall Apart
Up from the Abyss
A Bonfire of Illusions
The Future of Capitalism II Endgame or the Only Game?