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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An excellent intro to Marxism. - Goodreads
Best introduction to Marxism that I know of. - Goodreads
An okay introduction to Marxist thought... - Goodreads

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this has some marginal utility as an introductory text, especially if you're recommending it to someone who isn't yet sure that capitalism is The Problem or is under the impression that they know all ... Read full review

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I am not a student of Marxism and certainly not a disciple. However, I have capitalism fatigue, and I'm starting to wonder where we go from here. And that is where I intersected call Marx. Marx may ... Read full review

Contents

The Relevance of Marxism
7
Marxs Materialist Method
18
The Marxist View of History
34
How Capitalism Works and How It Doesnt
48
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No Power Greaterthe Working Class
69
Democracy Reform and Revolution
87
The Need for Socialist Organization
113
But What about? Arguments against Socialism 13 Can It Happen Here?
204
Imagine The Future Socialist Society
214
The Point Is to Change
218
Further Reading
222
Notes Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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The God That Failed?
121
Imperialism Nationalism and
139
Marxism and Oppression
160
Capitalism and the Environment 87 69
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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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