Marx's Capital : an illustrated introduction

by David N. Smith

Paper Book, 2013


Imagine Karl Marx as a cartoonist, ready to set the record straight about his much maligned classic,Das Kapital. Impossibly difficult? Not in the least. Hopelessly outdated? Far from it. Though first published in 1867,Capital remains keenly relevant. Society continues to run on investment and profit, labor and technology. And predictions that once might have seemed rash--global economic crisis, societies nearing bankruptcy--are now simply facts.Capital remains the fullest attempt to explain these facts, andMarx's Capital Illustrated brings this attempt to vibrant life, proceeding all the way from the ABCs to the pertinence of Marx's theory of crisis for today's global woes. Fresh, funny, and copiously illustrated, this book is for everyone who wants better insight into Capital and capitalism. Readers of Marx, unite! You have found your starting point.… (more)



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Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2013.

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LibraryThing member dono421846
Enjoyable, accessible overview of Marx and this critique of capitalism. If you aren't excited about plowing through the volumes of Marx's Das Kapital, the more important lessons can be gleaned here.
LibraryThing member the.ken.petersen
There is no substitute for reading Marx himself; not just my opinion, but that of David Smith. So, this is not instead of reading Capital, it is a precursor. Marx was writing almost 150 years ago, his style, the ambiance have changed greatly, although, not the underlying truth of Marx's economic
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This book is an EXCELLENT introduction to a series of books which take some understanding and, if one is not careful, one may miss crucial points. A MUST read for anyone interested in obtaining a comprehension of Marx.
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