Terry Eagleton is currently Distinguished Professor of English Literature at the University of Lancaster, England, and Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He lives in Dublin.
This is a good book for someone who is just getting into the Marx and/or Marxism.
I must admit I didn't get past page 100, and I'm writing this review before I finished the book because I don't think I'm going to finish the book.
When it comes to the argument that "Marx was right" in what he actually wrote, Eagleton's book is a failure.
This is an apology for Marxism. Essentially, Eagleton says that if all the stars in the universe were aligned correctly and if we gave it enough time, Marxism would arise and... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Mark Twain
The book is helpful, sympatetical; I finished the lecture with a strong wiil for erading Marx himself.Published 3 months ago by Jorge Arias
Informative, opinionated, accurate analysis by a noted English philosopher.Published 5 months ago by John Fowler
This book convinces me that Karl Marx was right and that this is the message America desperately needs to hear.Published 7 months ago by Scott Peterson
While the book has it's limits, one may not agree with everything presented as it may seem not radical enough or slightly too radical, it is a good introduction to the topic and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Adil
Not a book for 'believers' or 'belongers', I appreciate its contribution to thoughtful discussion, and also of course Eagleton's intellect and wit. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jeff Oliver
Terry Eagleton's book "Why Marx was Right" is a skillfully written, sometimes almost poetic, mis-titled political polemic. Read morePublished 9 months ago by not a natural
The rational for Marx's teachings is clearly mentioned in this work. My conclusion is Communism is wonderful if people aren't involved.Published 9 months ago by Phil Koszyk
I found this effort by the author to show a "nicer" and more rational side of Marx than we typically get from
his critics worthy. Read more