Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution I

Front Cover
NYU Press, 1977 - History - 272 pages

Volume I of Hal Draper’s definitive and masterful study of Marx’s political thought, which focuses on Marx’s attitude toward democracy, the state, intellectuals as revolutionaries, and much, much more.

This series, Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution, represents an exhaustive and definitive treatment of Marx’s political theory, policy, and practice. Marx and Engels paid continuing attention to a host of problems of revolution, in addition to constructing their “grand theory.” All these political and social analyses are brought together in these volumes, as the author draws not only on the original writings of Marx and Engels but also on the sources that they used in formulating their ideas and the many commentaries on their published work.

Draper’s series is a massive and immensely valuable scholarly undertaking. The bibliography alone will stand as a rich resource for years to come. Yet despite the scholarly treatment, the writing is direct, forceful, and unpedantic throughout, and will appeal to the beginning student as much as the advanced reader.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

BOOK
10
The Democratic Extremist
31
The Political Apprentice
60
Emancipation from Hegel
77
The New Direction
96
Implementing the New Direction
109
Orientation Toward the Proletariat
129
Toward a Theory of the Proletariat
149
Toward a Class Theory of the State
168
Character and Revolution
194
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information