Marx and Marxism Audiobook, by Gregory Claeys Play Audiobook Sample

Marx and Marxism Audiobook

Marx and Marxism Audiobook, by Gregory Claeys Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Michael Gould Publisher: Hachette Book Group Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549142161

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102:17 minutes

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10:28 minutes

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39:19 minutes

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A new biography of Karl Marx, tracing the life of this titanic figure and the legacy of his work

Karl Marx remains the most influential and controversial political thinker in history. He died quietly in 1883 and a mere eleven mourners attended his funeral, but a year later he was being hailed as "the Prophet himself" whose name and writings would "endure through the ages." He has been viewed as a philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, even a literary craftsman. But who was Marx? What informed his critiques of modern society? And how are we to understand his legacy?

In Marx and Marxism, Gregory Claeys, a leading historian of socialism, offers a wide-ranging, accessible account of Marx's ideas and their development, from the nineteenth century through the Russian Revolution to the present. After the collapse of the Soviet Union his reputation seemed utterly eclipsed, but now a new generation is reading and discovering Marx in the wake of the recurrent financial crises, growing social inequality, and an increasing sense of the injustice and destructiveness of capitalism. Both his critique of capitalism and his vision of the future speak across the centuries to our times, even if the questions he poses are more difficult to answer than ever.

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About Gregory Claeys

Gregory Claeys is a professor of history at Royal Holloway, University of London. Previously he taught at the University of Hannover, Germany, and Washington University, St Louis. He has written nine books, focusing on the history of radicalism, socialism, and utopianism, and edited some fifty volumes of primary sources and essays.