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Norton

climber
The Wastelands
May 3, 2019 - 11:05am PT
thanks anothernickname,

I now remember asking you the same question some time ago !
jogill

climber
Colorado
May 3, 2019 - 02:04pm PT
Is Pete Butagieg a communist?

(that should do it)
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 3, 2019 - 02:18pm PT
Recommendations probably aren't to my taste, but thanks. They seem more aimed at current politics and society and how "socialism," per se, fits in. Worthy topics but.....

I'm more interested in Marx and "Marxism," partly as a feature of the 19th Century and how he/it relates to other thinkers of past 150 years or so.

Then read Harrington, a good primer. As for "Capital", good luck! Marx was a brilliant thinker, but kinda dry as a writer. Engels is better.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 3, 2019 - 03:04pm PT
I admire people who can really plow through some serious Marx.

The only Marx worth delving into is Groucho. You should try reading some actual economics.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 3, 2019 - 04:15pm PT
C'mon, Reilly, you know better than that.

But knowing nothing, I'd probably look for a different analyst.

It's a good start, and would give you a base from which to start. Something different from the capitalist propaganda we've all been inundated with.
Yury

Mountain climber
T.O.
May 3, 2019 - 05:21pm PT
Gary:
As for "Capital", good luck! Marx was a brilliant thinker, but kinda dry as a writer. Engels is better.
I agree.
I went through about 30% of Das Kapital.
It's boring reading.
Anyway, analysis of a state of UK society two centuries ago is of interest only to historians.
If you want to understand the essence of Marxism, you need to understand his method.
It can be done by studying of modern books/articles.
I see no need in reading of Das Kapital in the 21st century.

P.S. Engels wrote a few independent works but they are no match to Das Kapital.
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