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  - Jackson Cyril - Goodreads

Eric Hobsbawm was a self-proclaimed "unabashed Communist" to the end; in response to a question asking why he had not left the party--when other leftist intellectuals, his friend EP Thompson included ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Liam89 - Goodreads

One of the most insightful and revealing critiques of Marx and Marxism of the past few years. Britain's pre-eminent Marxist historian, Eric Hobsbawm, traces the work of Marx and Engels right back to ... 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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