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The Resource A world to win : the life and works of Karl Marx, Sven-Eric Liedman ; translated by Jeffrey N. Skinner

A world to win : the life and works of Karl Marx, Sven-Eric Liedman ; translated by Jeffrey N. Skinner

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A world to win : the life and works of Karl Marx
Title
A world to win
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the life and works of Karl Marx
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Sven-Eric Liedman ; translated by Jeffrey N. Skinner
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  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"The globalized world of the twenty-first century has many parallels with that of the period running up to the cataclysm of 1914, namely the world predicted by Karl Marx. Communications go that much faster, but this is a difference of degree, not type. People, messages, and ideas are flung around the globe. Money circulates in a never-ceasing torrent, poverty lives side by side with wealth, and capital exercises its impersonal power over each and every one of us. In this world, Karl Marx--blunt and straightforward enough to inspire criticism of the latest exploits of capitalism, the failings of politics, and the genuflection of those in power before fetishes like The Market--lives on. Despite nearly 200 years having passed since his birth, his burning criticism of capitalism remains of immediate interest today. The texts he left behind gave rise to what would come to be called Marxism, but that was a term he rejected. His approach--enormous amounts of reading and writing, integrating new discoveries from the various sciences into his analyses of society--was a far cry from how his theories would come to be used in states where only one, party-approved interpretation was allowed. Now, more than ever before, these texts can be read in their own right. In addition to providing a living picture of Marx the man, his life, and his family and friends--as well as his lifelong collaboration with Frederick Engels--Sweden's leading intellectual historian Sven-Eric Liedman, in this major new account of his life and thought, shows what Karl Marx the thinker and researcher really wrote, demonstrating that this giant of the nineteenth century can still exert a powerful attraction for the inhabitants of the twenty-first."--
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1939-
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Liedman, Sven-Eric
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index present
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non fiction
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Skinner, Jeffrey N.
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  • Marx, Karl
  • Communists
  • Communism
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A world to win : the life and works of Karl Marx, Sven-Eric Liedman ; translated by Jeffrey N. Skinner
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"First published as Karl Marx: En Biografi."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-724) and index
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The Great Project -- The Time of Revolutions -- The Darling of Fortune -- In Paris -- The Manuscripts -- The Years of Ruptures -- The Manifesto and the Revolutions -- Difficult Times, Difficult Losses -- Journalist on Two Continents -- The Most Intensive Effort -- The Unfinished Masterpiece -- Twin Souls or a Tragic Mistake? -- Marx the Politician -- Statues, Malicious Portraits, and the Work
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on1022076406
Dimensions
25 cm
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xii, 756 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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9781786635044
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1022076406
Label
A world to win : the life and works of Karl Marx, Sven-Eric Liedman ; translated by Jeffrey N. Skinner
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published as Karl Marx: En Biografi."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-724) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The Great Project -- The Time of Revolutions -- The Darling of Fortune -- In Paris -- The Manuscripts -- The Years of Ruptures -- The Manifesto and the Revolutions -- Difficult Times, Difficult Losses -- Journalist on Two Continents -- The Most Intensive Effort -- The Unfinished Masterpiece -- Twin Souls or a Tragic Mistake? -- Marx the Politician -- Statues, Malicious Portraits, and the Work
Control code
on1022076406
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 756 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786635044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022076406

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