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Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton
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it was amazing

I can't wait to read another book by Terry Eagleton as he is such an engaging writer. Some wonderful, amusing lines and quips as well as thought-provoking observations particularly about the victims of capitalism and the capitalist system.

Some quotations for you without giving the game away:

Successful revolutions are those which end up erasing all traces of themselves.

Most political states came about through revolution, invasion, occupation, usurpation, or extermination. Successful states are those that have managed to wipe this bloody history from the minds of their citizens.

The bad news for socialists is that men and women will be extremely reluctant to transform their situation as long as there is still something in that situation for them.
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Reading Progress

February 12, 2020 – Started Reading
February 12, 2020 – Shelved
February 21, 2020 –
page 62
24.03%
February 21, 2020 –
page 62
24.03% "Terry Eagleton is such a good academic writer, yet has a wonderful sense of humour for example:
The modern capitalist age, then, brings its undoubted benefits. It has a great many features, from anaesthetics and penal reform to efficient sanitation and freedom of expression, which are precious in themselves, not simply because a socialist future might find some way to make use of them."
February 26, 2020 –
page 135
52.33% "Terry Eagleton is such a good academic writer, yet has a wonderful sense of humour for example:
The modern capitalist age, then, brings its undoubted benefits. It has a great many features, from anaesthetics and penal reform to efficient sanitation and freedom of expression, which are precious in themselves, not simply because a socialist future might find some way to make use of them."
March 11, 2020 – Finished Reading

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India Clamp Was he right Julian?


Julian Worker About what exactly, India?


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