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Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism

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If we are serious about finding a different way to run the post-credit crunch society, we must start by introducing alternatives to undergraduates. Kieran Allen begins the task with an accessible and comprehensive look at the ideas of Karl Marx.

Dispensing with the dryness of traditional explanations of Marx, Allen shows how Marx's ideas apply to modern society. The first s
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published July 6th 2011 by Pluto Press (first published June 15th 2011)
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Titus Hjelm
I have no idea why this is filed under 'sociology' by the publisher. It's a standard intro to Marx's thought with some contemporary examples thrown in. Allen does a prime job in outlining why Marx is relevant, no question there. But the blueprint for a socialist society sounds hopelessly utopian and says little about the active resistance of the capitalist world in the event of a revolution. The requirement for a global revolution is barely glossed over. A approach more faithful to Marx would ha ...more
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