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Marx"s Revenge The Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist Socialism by Meghnad Desai

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Published by Verso .
Written in English


  • Capitalist or free market economies,
  • Economic theory & philosophy,
  • Marxism & Communism,
  • Marxian Economics,
  • Contemporary Economic Situations And Conditions,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism,
  • Free Enterprise,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Economics - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8624359M
ISBN 101859846440
ISBN 109781859846445

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This book is built on the idea of division in the thought of Marx between the Communist Manifesto written in when he was 30 and Capital, the result of 20 years of research into the political economy of capitalism with the first volume published in and the second and third volumes tidied up by Engels and published after Marx's death in /5. About Marx’s Revenge In this provocative and enthusiastically revisionist book, the distinguished economist Meghnad Desai argues that capitalism’s recent efflorescence is something Karl Marx anticipated and indeed would, in a certain sense, have welcomed. Marx’s Revenge opens with a consideration of the ideas of Adam Smith and Hegel. It proceeds to look at the nuances in the work of Marx himself, and concludes with a survey of more recent economists who studied capitalism and attempted to unravel its secrets, including Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek. Marx's Revenge by Meghnad Desai The chapters that discuss Marxism and its internal debates up to the Russian revolution are the fulcrum on which the book turns. Desai shows how Marx could only.

Meghnad Desai has published a book, Marx’s Revenge in which he poses a fundamental question for Marxists – could capitalism go on for ever? The short answer to this is that capitalism will last until such time as it is overthrown through socialist revolution, conscious action by millions of : Mick Brooks. Biography; Communism; Books & the Arts; Febru , Issue; Marx’s Revenge Marx’s Revenge He may have lived a 19th-century life, but his ideas keep coming back with a vengeance. In Marx's view, capitalism was a progressive force which had to destroy older modes even if this destruction was effected by a colonial power" (pp. –55). Desai draws attention in this connection to a book I have long admired, Bill Warren's Imperialism, the Pioneer of Development  (p. , n).   READ book Marxs Revenge The Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist Socialism Online Free. Wah. Follow. 4 years ago | 2 views. READ book Marxs Revenge The Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist Socialism Full EBook. reedpaul. READ FREE FULL Marx s Revenge: The Resurgence of Capitalism and the Death of Statist.

  Meghnad Desai is the Director of the Centre for the study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics, and Marx’s Revenge is his screed to the glories of globalization, free trade, and the everlastingness of capitalism. This is the on-line version of the review, slightly revised, from the print : Thomas Riggins. In "Marx's Revenge," Meghnad Desai proposes the startling thesis that Marx would support the current phenomenon of globalization. According to Desai, a truly socialist society can develop only when capitalism exhausts itself as a creative and progressive force. /5.   Karl Marx was supposed to be dead and buried. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and China’s Great Leap Forward into capitalism, communism faded into the quaint backdrop of James Bond movies or the deviant mantra of Kim Jong Un. The class conflict that Marx believed determined the course of history seemed to melt away in a prosperous era of free trade and free enterprise.   The book also demonstrates the continuing importance of Marx's ideas for understanding globalization and its possibilities. --Raymond Plant Meghnad Desai's Marx's Revenge is a cosmic joke with a serious purpose. Marx today would have been an enthusiastic globalizer. Globalization is good, because it brings the end of capitalism s: 6.