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Why Read Marx Today? by Jonathan Wolff
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Why Read Marx Today?

by Jonathan Wolff

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This is a most enjoyable primer for reading Marx. In fact due to the often complicated arguments and technical economics involved in studying Marx, I would endeavour to convince the student of Marx to consider as a precursor, a book such as this.

Clear and concise and it asks all the questions both the defender and critic of Marxism that one would expect from such a professional Philosopher like Jonathan Wolff. My first interaction with Wolff was in his similarly excellent primer, "An Introduction to Political Philosophy". This book, honing in on Marx does justice to his reputation as a writer of accessible Philosophy books like Law, Warburton etc.

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  LesMiserables | Sep 27, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192805053, Paperback)

The fall of the Berlin Wall had enormous symbolic resonance, marking the collapse of Marxist politics and economics. Indeed, Marxist regimes have failed miserably, and with them, it seems, all reason to take the writings of Karl Marx seriously.
Jonathan Wolff argues that if we detach Marx the critic of current society from Marx the prophet of some never-to-be-realized worker's paradise, he remains the most impressive critic we have of liberal, capitalist, bourgeois society. The author shows how Marx's main ideas still shed light on wider concerns about culture and society and he guides the reader through Marx's notoriously difficult writings. Wolff also argues that the value of a great thinker does not depend on his or her views being true, but on other features such as originality, insight, and systematic vision. From this perspective, Marx still richly deserves to be read.
Why Read Marx Today? reinstates Marx as an important critic of current society, and not just a figure of historical interest.

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