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I am enjoying Wilson's book about the political philosophers who introduced Socialism/Communism even more than I did when it was a textbook for my Politics course at university in... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dianne
Compelling story of the history of Marxism and its place in our political debate, using context from the period to help explain some of how Marx may have arrived at his theories.Published 21 months ago by Andrew P Miller
Edmund Wilson is one of my favorite authors. He has a firm grasp of his subject matter and presents it with style and zest.Published 23 months ago by John E. Banks
In a kind of Michelet style (`in the midst of human happenings') Edmund Wilson draws intelligently the evolution of the political, social and economic struggle of the `communists'... Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Luc REYNAERT
This book is rather disorganized whenever it tries to place philosophers like Marx in the context of their times. And Wilson lacks the knack of making their lives interesting. Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Peter I. Chipman
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4-1-2010. To the Finland Station by Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) [NY Review of Books, NYC, 2003,... Read more
'To the Finland Station' is Edmund Wilson's novel-like narrative of the personalities who pioneered the ideas of social equality in the 150 years leading up to the Russian... Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by Doctor.Generosity
This book reads like it was written in Russian, then translated (awkwardly). Frequently, the run-on sentences made little sense, until read two or three times, then the point... Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by Newton Malerman
Wilson succeeds in writing some of the worst "history" ever. Tearfully boring (as is usually the case with literature experts who write history), Wilson's obviously enamored with... Read morePublished on March 25, 2009 by Amazon Customer