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The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte Audiobook

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

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Man makes his own history, but he does not make it out of the whole cloth; he does not make it out of conditions chosen by himself, but out of such as he finds close at hand. The tradition of all past generations weighs like an alp upon the brain of the living. At the very time when men appear engaged in revolutionizing things and themselves, in bringing about what never was before, at such very epochs of revolutionary crisis do they anxiously conjure up into their service the spirits of the past, assume their names, their battle cries, their costumes to enact a new historic scene in such time-honored disguise and with such borrowed language Thus did Luther masquerade as the Apostle Paul; thus did the revolution of 1789-1814 drape itself alternately as Roman Republic and as Roman Empire; nor did the revolution of 1818 know what better to do than to parody at one time the year 1789, at another the revolutionary traditions of 1793-95. Thus does the beginner, who has acquired a new language, keep on translating it back into his own mother tongue; only then has he grasped the spirit of the new language and is able freely to express himself therewith when he moves in it without recollections of the old, and has forgotten in its use his own hereditary tongue.

Public Domain (P)2017 Procrustes Media

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    Daman 03-05-17
    Daman 03-05-17 Member Since 2016

    A good listen makes for an amazing day!

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    "Intriguing and Fascinating"
    What made the experience of listening to The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte the most enjoyable?

    The narration was good along with the historical context of this book. I enjoyed it thoroughly.


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    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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    Amazon Customer 02-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Narration of Marx's Essay!"
    What did you love best about The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte?

    The narration was wonderful, the narrator's voice really helped me understand Marx's thoughts and perspectives!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte?

    I like Marx's idea on the individual in society. Very interesting view!


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    The narrator does a great job depicting Marx's ideology. Really brings this piece to life!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not a book, rather a great piece, a must listen!


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    Deedra United States 02-25-17
    Deedra United States 02-25-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo

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    I wasn't thrilled with this book.It was confusing and narration was not the best.I was provided this book free by the author,narrator or the publisher.

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    A bad reading of a horrible translation of a fantastic piece of historical writing. Shame.

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