Marx in Context

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iUniverse, 2005 - History - 340 pages
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Since their first collaborative appearance in the mid-1840s, Marx and Engles have become central players in the western intellectual tradition. They have inspired two significant Communist revolutions of the 20th century-the Russian and Chinese.Marx in Context delineates the principal ideas of Marx and Engels as it pertains to such subjects as human exploitation, alienation, the sufferings of the 19 century working class in England and their human condition, imperialism, the women's question and religion.Marx's ideas are discussed in precise detail with other socialist and conservative thinkers, including classical English economist Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo; anarchists Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Michael Bakunin and Peter Kropotkin; also included are Max Weber, V.I. Lenin, Thorstein Veblen, Vilfredo Pareto, William Graham Sumner, Jean Paul Sartre, Simone Weil, Paul Tillich, Carl Barth, Walter Rauchenbusch, Gustavo Gutierriez, Harry Braverman and other significant thinkers who together help produce the necessary contrast that brings the ideas of Marx and Engels alive.Being the first work to depict the similarities and differences of Marx and Engles with other prominent thinkers, Marx in Contex seeks to reaffirm the purpose behind their vision.
 

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Contents

Overview of the Lives of Marx and Engels
1
The Western Radical Tradition
6
Revolutionary Communism
20
The Drift of History
30
Anarchism
53
Economics
62
The Working Class
91
The Riddle of Human Nature
144
Alienation in Class Society and Its Costs
169
The Mystery of Religion
194
Imperialism
240
The Womens Question
274
Capitalism 1945 to the Present
287
Index
318
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Patsouras is Professor of History at Kent State University.

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