Why Marx Was Right

Terry Eagleton

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5.5 x 8 inches, 258pp. 2012

ISBN : 9788170463498


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In this combative, controversial book, Terry 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 in each case what a woeful travesty of Marx’s own thought these assumptions are. In a world in which capitalism has been shaken to its roots by some major crises, why Marx was right is as urgent and timely as it is brave and candid Written with Eagleton’s familiar wit, humor, and clarity, it will attract an audience far beyond the confines of academia.


Terry Eagleton  is currently Distinguished Professor of English Literature, University of Lancaster, England, and Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His other books include Marxism and Literary Criticism (1976), Criticism and Ideology (1976), Walter Benjamin (1981), Against the Grain (1986), William Shakespeare (1986), The Ideology of the Aesthetic (1990), Ideology (1991), Heathcliff and the Great Hunger (1995), Literary Theory (2nd ed. 1996), and, co-edited with Drew Milne, Marxist Literary Theory: A Reader (1996). 

 

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