Marx in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern audiobook

Marx in 90 Minutes

By Paul Strathern
Read by Simon Vance

Blackstone Publishing

The Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780786159444

Runtime: 1.38 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Karl Marx's devastating critique of capitalism, and his proposal of communism as the answer to the failings of the capitalist system, bore their greatest fruits in the twentieth century with the formation of the communist state in the Soviet Union. This great venture has now all but completely failed. Yet the force of the communist belief offered the prospect of "justice on this earth" to countless numbers. And Marx's critique has influenced generations of thinkers who call themselves Marxists.

In Marx in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Marx's life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Marx's work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Marx within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Well-written, clear, and informed, [Strathern’s primers] have a breezy wit about them. I find them hard to stop reading.” New York Times
 “Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.” Wall Street Journal
“I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one’s friends to Western civilization.” Boston Globe
“A new-millenium version of Cliffs Notes…Breezy, chatty, and to the point. Perfect for those hungry for literature.” ForeWord

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Author

Author Bio: Paul Strathern

Author Bio: Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 1.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English