Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton

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In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism that it leads to political tyranny, that it reduces everything to the economic, that it is a form of historical determinism, and so on he demonstrates in each case what a woeful travesty of Marxs own thought these assumptions are. In a world in which capitalism has been shaken to its roots by some major crises, Why Marx Was Right is as urgent and timely as it is brave and candid. Written with Eagletons familiar wit, humor, and clarity, it will attract an audience far beyond the confines of academia.

About Terry Eagleton

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Terry Eagleton was born in Manchester, England. The author of more than forty books, including the seminal Literary Theory: An Introduction, he has taught at Oxford, Cambridge, and the University of Manchester. He resides in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife and children.
Published April 12, 2011 by Yale University Press. 273 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Eagleton argues that Marx was the first ecologist, and the ecology movement today is carrying out Marx's work.

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“We now take these changes so much for granted,” he says, “that we would be revolted by the idea of breaking murderers on a wheel.” The important idea here is that human behavior and opinion does change, is shaped by the institutions that rule the day.

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