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How Karl Marx Can Save American Capitalism
When the Cold War ended, some people called it the end of history. Capitalism and liberal democracy had prevailed. Later, when the West clashed with radical Islam, Americans realized history hadn t ended after all at least not abroad. Now, in How Marx Can Save American Capitalism, Ronald W. Dworkin shows us that even the home front is in play and capitalism and liberal ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 29th 2016 by Lexington Books
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Ronald W. Dworkin wrote his recent book to save American capitalism. He contends that neither modern liberalism nor conservatism are up to the task, and are indeed causes of the problem. Rather, we must go back to Karl Marx, whose ideas indirectly saved the earlier version of capitalism through reforms that moderated its viciousness.
For Dworkin, the current crisis we are confronting is one in which advanced capitalism has further alienated workers from experiencing productive, fulfilling ...more
Emphasizes Marx's concerns about the psychological effects of capitalism, particularly around alienation and around the use of drugs to compensate for strain. Penetrating insight into problems in our current way of life. Unfortunately, Dworkin's solution is thoroughly boring "Christianity and families" conservative boilerplate.
Ronald Dworkin, QC, FBA was an American philosopher of law. He was a Jeremy Bentham Professor of Law and Philosophy at University College London, Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at New York University, and has taught previously at Yale Law School and the University of Oxford. An influential contributor to both philosophy of law and political philosophy, Dworkin received the 2007 Holberg ...more