Das Kapital

Das Kapital

A Critique of Political Economy

eBook - 2009
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One of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and generate fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production. Capital rapidly acquired readership among the leaders of social democratic parties, particularly in Russia and Germany, and ultimately throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx's friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels as 'the Bible of the Working Class'.
Published: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Pub. ; New York : Distributed to the trade by Perseus Distribution, c2009.
ISBN: 9781596987999
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 296 p.)
Alternative Title: Capital


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Jun 26, 2018

Its decent. A little choppy but saves more time than reading the full first volume of capital.

Mephistopheles Apr 03, 2016

For anyone that wants to read Marx's Capital, whether Marxist, Anti-Marxist, or otherwise, absolutely avoid this 'edition'. Levitsky's edition is highly abridged (shortened and edited) towards his own ideological end. It is not a scholarly work and lacks the necessary respect for what Levitsky or his editors themselves even admit is an enormously important work (to this day, and does in fact touch on issues that are still relevant).

For a more scholarly alternative, read an unabridged version (multi-volume) and consider Cleaver's "Reading Capital Politically" and Harvey's "Reading Marx's Capital". Also note that Harvey has a free course available on youtube acts as a companion to his "Reading" text.

greglibrary Apr 02, 2016

It was Marx and Engels [1840’s] who predicted that America’s version of ‘free-enterprise capitalism’ would be doomed to failure through private greed creating an oligarchy....does Reaganomic’s / trickle-down theory [put into practice] ring a bell...pilgrim, eh?
I gotta Go!

dendem4 Mar 31, 2016

It's a primary source. I can't really give it a personal rating.

It's always good to have some sort of exposure to Marx before you either embrace or criticize his philosophy.


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