"Well-written, clear, and informed, they have a breezy wit about them.
I find them hard to stop reading."New York Times
"Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise."Wall Street Journal
"I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western
Karl Marx's devastating critique of capitalism, and his proposal of
communism as the answer to the failings of the capitalist system, bore their greatest
fruits in the twentieth century with the formation of the communist state in the Soviet
Union. This great venture has now all but completely failed. Yet the force of the
communist belief offered the prospect of "justice on this earth" to countless numbers.
And Marx's critique has influenced generations of thinkers who call themselves Marxists.
In Marx in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Marx's
life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence
in the world. The book also includes selections from Marx's work, a brief list of suggested
readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Marx within his
own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy
Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. A Somerset Maugham prize winner, he has written books on history, philosophy, and travel as well as five novels. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Observer (London) and the Irish Times. He lives and writes in London.
Earphones Awards recipient Robert Whitfield was born in England and worked for the BBC for ten years as a radio news announcer and also worked as a narrator for the Royal National Institute for the Blind in London. In addition to narrating for Blackstone Audiobooks, he involves himself in numerous stage-acting projects in the United States and Europe.
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