The Meaning of Marxism

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Haymarket Books, 2006 - Philosophy - 254 pages
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“In [D'Amato's] able hands, Marxist politics come alive and leap before us, pointing a way toward a better world. It's a knockout.”—Dave Zirin, author of What's My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States

In this lively and accessible introduction to the ideas of Karl Marx, with historical and contemporary examples, D'Amato argues that Marx's ideas of globalization, oppression, and social change are more important than ever.

Paul D'Amato is the associate editor of the International Socialist Review. His writing has appeared in CounterPunch, Socialist Worker, and SelvesandOthers.org. He is an activist based in Chicago.

  

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User Review  - Bradical - Goodreads

Great intro to Marxism . Engaging , not too dry but doesn't skimp on the important stuff. Good book. Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

a Trotskyist hack book but still a lot of good info Read full review

Contents

The Relevance of Marxism
7
From Millenarianism to Marx
12
Marxs Materialist Method
18
The Marxist View of History
34
How Capitalism Works and How It Doesnt
48
No Power Greaterthe Working Class
69
Democracy Reform and Revolution
87
The Need for Socialist Organization
113
Marxism and Oppression
160
Capitalism and the Environment
181
But What about? Arguments against Socialism
190
Can It Happen Here?
204
Imagine The Future Socialist Society
214
The Point Is to Change It
218
Further Reading
222
Notes
229

The God That Failed?
120
Imperialism Nationalism and War
139
Index
248
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About the author (2006)

Paul D'Amato is the associate editor of the International Socialist Review. His writing has appeared in CounterPunch, Socialist Worker and Selves and Others. He is an activist based in Chicago, IL.

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