Alien Politics: Marxist State Theory Retrieved

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Routledge, 1994 - Political Science - 220 pages
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Alien Politics retrieves from the writings of Marx an original theory of the state which remains viable and relevant today. Paul Thomas traces the process by which Marx's theory of the state as the instrument of the capitalist ruling class became transformed into communist dogma under the auspices of Lenin and other "official" Marxist stalwarts. He argues that Marx's writings still have something to teach us and should not be pulled down with the monoliths and mausoleums of communism.

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Paul Thomas is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Karl Marx and the Anarchists, published by Routledge.

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