- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; Revised edition (February 1, 1971)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 069101972X
- ISBN-13: 978-0691019727
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 100 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Open Society and Its Enemies, Vol. 2: Hegel, Marx, and the Aftermath Revised Edition
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'This is a work of great interest and significance, stimulating and suggestive throughout. Dr Popper's virtues are manifold. He has a great fertility of ideas. Almost every sentence gives us something to think about.' - G.C. Field, Philosophy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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'A work of first-class importance which ought to be widely read for its masterly criticism of the enemies of democracy, ancient and modern.'-Bertrand Russell
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Popper concentrates on Plato, Hegel,, and Marx and his analyses of all three are decisively judicial.
After reading Popper on Marx, it's very hard to understood why so many intellectuals took Marxism seriously in the 1930s and 40s. Consider just one obvious point: after the proletariat overthrows the bourgeoisie, by what measure of logic does it follow that society becomes "classless"? Surely what will happen is that the proletariat will break up into separate classes, as it did in the Soviet Union, with a totalitarian dictator infinitely more repressive than the erstwhile capitalist bosses.
Also, does Marx's analysis of 19th century capitalism explain the 20th century version, which is de facto qualitatively, not quantitatively different?
Popper's insights into Plato and Hegel cogently demonstrate the dictatorial underpinnings of their works.
A great book, one that no serious person who wants to understand liberal democrary and its enemies should miss