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Karl Marx by Francis Wheen
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Jun 14, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: communism, highly-recomnended
Recommended for: history lovers, anyone who claims to be a Marxist, socialist, communist or even an anarchist,

Wheen's wonderfully written book illustraits, with colors as vivis as possible, the life and works of Karl Marx, warts and all; from blood-thirsty arguments with opponents, to medical details of the various many ailments Marx suffered from to the horrificly true and not-so-nice predictions of Europe's political future including the world wars and what brought them about.
Karl Marx is an educating idol for anyone who wants to think on their own, to conclude only what their mind understand by constantly checking for contradictions and 'plot holes' in grand theories around them and Wheen describes wonderfully both how Marx came about this and what it brought him.
The book is well written, light to read and enjoyable. The style is humorist and serious at the same time, with a keen eye on the various misdeeds various politically-enclined historians twisted or wrongly presented Marx history and work, which is always nice to see.

A very good book, I highly recommend it.
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June 14, 2008 – Shelved
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June 26, 2008 – Shelved as: communism
June 26, 2008 – Shelved as: highly-recomnended
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