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Marx's Ghost: Midnight Conversations on Changing the World Paperback – November 1, 2011
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This is a delightful read, in which we meet Marx the humanist, Marx the supporter of the eight-hour day, Marx before Marxism, as C. Wright Mills used to say. Charles Derber is in that tradition of Mills, one who wants to reclaim the real history of the demonized for a new generation. --Tom Hayden
Charles Derber is one of the most astute analysts of the political economy of the Western world. He proposes practical solutions that are both reformist and revolutionary in their scope for transforming today's outdated and unfair system of capitalism. Marx's Ghost is the essential handbook for social and environmental activists everywhere. -- Jonthan Steele, The Guardian --Jonthan Steele, The Guardian
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The late Dr. Marx recognizes that the fall of capitalism does not guarantee a more humane world, and that it could produce a barbarism more destructive than anything history has yet seen or even total oblivion. He discusses events that occurred after his death, including fascism, the great depression, regimes that perverted his name, and the risk of that human technology could destroy the entire biosphere. In the process, he tries to distinguish when his predictions were right and wrong. When he failed, he explains why.Read more ›
This book offers a witty, intellectual interpretation of the state of current global affairs through a Marxist lens. The merits and drawbacks of the Marxist philosophy are thoroughly considered in a conversational, accessible fashion. This book does an excellent job of addressing the global issues we have faced, are facing, and will face in the future, and then offering possible strategies to approach solutions.
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I was a little bored with it. I didn't like the device of talking to a ghost. It wasn't effective.Published on April 3, 2013 by Janice R. Clark
In Marx's Ghost, Charles Derber presents the reader with a digestible way
of reading Marx, helping the reader to realize the relevance of Marxist theory
today. Read more
During a chance encounter with Marx's ghost in London's Highgate Cemetery, Charles Derber enters into a night-long discussion with one of history's greatest and most radical... Read morePublished on April 29, 2012 by Generàl