How to Take an Exam...and Remake the World
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How to Take an Exam...and Remake the World

3.34 of 5 stars 3.34  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A humorous, always learned, and occasionally frightening introduction to one socialist teacher's view of America.
Paperback, 191 pages
Published March 12th 2001 by Black Rose Books (first published April 1st 2000)
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Ollmann was a professor of mine in college, and this book is much like his class: frank, honest, to-the-point yet completely entertaining. Oh, and insightful and informative.

The basic premise is pretty clever: he knows things about socialism and taking tests; you want to be better at taking tests; he wants you to learn about socialism. So, in a book about the educational system and how it serves to perpetuate a capitalist system, he inserts advice on how to perform better on tests. Of course, th...more
Jan 22, 2013 Lesliemae rated it 2 of 5 stars
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This is an amusing and mostly non-academic brush with Marxism. Not to be read for theoretical content as much as a good laugh. I emulated the style of this book as it alternates between instructions and espousing a theoretical viewpoint in an light and engaging way. I decided to write on: How to Communicate Effectively in the Conversation of Death:

Hunting wolves do many inexplicable things to the human eye. For instance, they will sometimes start to chase a deer, then abruptly stop, turn and wal...more
Aman Kalia
Not quite a book for an insight into Marxism.
Good for someone in early twenties as book can make a youngster romanticize the whole contemporary socio-economic situation.
Youngs better follow this book with a more academic approach to Marxism, otherwise,you will add one more to the pool of "I know Marxism, I read someone who read Marx".
He's great and I'm convinced
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Bertell Ollman is a professor of politics at New York University. He teaches both dialectical methodology and socialist theory. He is the author of several academic works relating to Marxist theory.
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