Edited by Samuel H. Beer, with key selections from Capital and "The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte", this volume features an especially helpful introduction that serves as a guide to Marxist political and economic theory and to placing the specific writings in their contemporary setting. Included are a bibliography and list of important dates in the life of Karl Marx.
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It is a pretty powerful book, but that power is undercut by the hour long (a literal quarter of the audiobook) explanation of why Communism does not work. I'm fine with that, but put it after the book when I actually have time to form my own opinion about the arguments. I would be fine with it if they actually advertised that there would be that much commentary.
The performance was WAY to quiet. I had to turn any speaker all the way up and mute any other noise to make out the sound.
I teach history at a community college and thus enjoy historical non-fiction. I also enjoy a good mystery novel from time to time.
I needed to brush up on Marx after I was assigned to teach Western Civ Since 1660. I thought this recording was very well done. Love Marx or hate him, his writings were significant to history.
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