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The Portable Karl Marx by Karl Marx, Eugene Kamenka
  

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The Portable Karl Marx by Karl Marx, Eugene Kamenka

This book is an outstanding overview of the life and thoughts of Karl Marx. The editor masterfully weaves together Marx's published works and private letters into a rich tapestry of history and ideas. In addition to what you might expect to find in a collection like this (the text of The Communist Manifesto, selections from Das Kapital...), there are also tidbits from Marx's hand that help you truly understand the man and the history of his ideology, from his predictions on the fates of France and Russia, even down to his favorite color (red, of course) and his old report cards. No serious student of economic and political philosophy should be without an understanding of Karl Marx. This book provides it like no other.

About the Author

Karl Mark (1818-1883) was a philosopher, social scientist, historian, and revolutionary. He is without a doubt the most influential socialist thinker to emerge in the nineteenth century. Although he was largely ignored by scholars in his own lifetime, his social, economic, and political ideas gained rapid acceptance in the socialist movement after his death. In Paris, Marx developed his lifelong partnership with Friedrich Engels (1820-1895). Eugene Kamenka was a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Singapore and head of the History of Ideas Unit at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Australian National University. His works include Marxism and Ethics, A World in Revolution?, The Philosophy of Ludwig Feuerbach, Nationalism: The Nature and Evolution of an Idea, The Portable Karl Marx, and Bureaucracy. He died in 1994.

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Publication date

24th February 1983

Author

Karl Marx, Eugene Kamenka

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Publisher

Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
720 pages

Categories

Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies

ISBN

9780140150964

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