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Marx-Engels Reader

Marx-Engels Reader - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0393090406

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ISBN13: 978-0393090406
ISBN10: 039309040X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 78
Copyright: 1978
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 1978
International: No
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Marx-Engels Reader - 2ND 78 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393090406

Robert C. Ed. Tucker

ISBN13: 978-0393090406
ISBN10: 039309040X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 78
Copyright: 1978
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 1978
International: No
Summary

When one considers the incredible influence that Marxism has had in the unfolding history of the later nineteenth and twentieth century, the beginning student of the combined writings of both Marx and Engels will find this collection of the essential works of these two pioneering socialists absolutely essential reading. Its list of included works covers the waterfront of all that is required to gain a fruitful first look at the wealth of their philosophical musings, and the nature of their revolutionary canon, as well. Reading this material is essential if one is to understand the depth of Marx's understanding and the detail of his genius, however discredited he may be in current estimations. Indeed, with the rise of international corporatism is so close to his prognostications regarding the final phases of capitalism that it is hard to deny his continuing relevance.

Included here is everything from the Communist Manifesto all the way to Volume One of Das Capital. One can gain a better appreciation for his ideas regarding the way in which the antagonism between the oppressed and the oppressors provides the motive force for history, and how all history is the history of such class struggles between the owners of the means of production, on the one hand, and the workers, who have nothing to barter with but their considerable capacity to accomplish labor. If one want to gain a better appreciation for the nuances regarding how alienation is created buy the organization of work, or the origin of property, or even the ways in which all of the aspects of a particualr society's culture are manifestations of the values of the ruling class, then a careful reading of the material found here will serve you well.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Early Marx

Marx on the History of His Opinions (Preface
to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy)
Discovering Hegel (Marx to his father)
To Make the World Philosophical (from Marx's
doctoral dissertation)
For a Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing (Marx to Arnold Ruge)
Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
On the Jewish Question
Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's
Philosophy of Right: Introduction
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
Critical Marginal Notes on the Article "The King of Prussia and Social Reform"
Alienation and Social Classes (from The Holy Family)
Society and Economy in History (Marx to P.V. Annenkov)
Theses on Feuerbach
The German Ideology: Part I

Part II. The Critique of Capitalism

Wage Labour and Capital
The Coming Unheaval (From The Poverty of Philosophy)
Class Struggle and Mode of Production (Marx to Joseph Weydemeyer)
The Grundrisse
Capital, Volume One
Capital, Volume Three
Crisis Theory (from Theories of Surplus Value)

Part III. Revolutionary Program and Strategy

Manifesto of the Communist Party
Address of the Central Committee to the
Communist League
Inaugural Address of the Working Men's
International Association
Economics and Politics in the Labor Movement (Marx to F. Bolte)
Against Personality Cults (Marx to W. Blos)
The Possibility of Non-Violent Revolution (the Amsterdam speech)
Critique of the Gotha Program
After the Revolution: Marx Debates Bakunin
Circular Letter to Bebel, Liebknecht, Bracke, and Others
The Tactics of Social Democracy (Engels'
Introduction to Marx's The Class Struggles in
France, 1848-1850)

Part IV. Society and Politics in the

Nineteenth Century
Speech at the Anniversary of the People's Paper
Working-Class Manchester (from The Condition
of the Working Class in England in 1844)
The Class Struggles in France, 1848-1850
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
The Civil War in France
On Imperialism in India
On Social Relations in Russia
Europocentric World Revolution (Marx to Engels; Engels to Karl Kautsky)

Part V. The Later Engels: Elaboration and Popularization

Speech at the Graveside of Karl Marx
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific
On the Division of Labour in Production (From Anti-Duhring)
On Morality (From Anti-Duhring)
Versus the Anarchists (Engels to Theodor Cuno)
On Authority
The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State
Letters on Historical Materialism
Bibliographic Note
Index