A return to Marx? Eagleton, Harvey, and Jameson have an idea or two…eagleton

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  what a travesty of Marx’s thought these assumptions are. In a world in which capitalism has been shaken to its roots by  major crises, Why Marx Was Right  urgent and timely. Written with Eagleton’s familiar wit, humor, and clarity, it is meant to attract an audience beyond academia. (Just like this blog is!) Watch Terry Eagleton in a lively lecture presenting material from the book.

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