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ISBN: 1848310587
Author: Oscar Zarate,Rupert Woodfin
Language: English
Publisher: Icon Books; Second edition (April 15, 2005)
Pages: 176
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Politics
Rating: 4.6
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Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). The book Introducing Marx: A Graphic Guide (discontinued but it was actually the first in the series) is much better although it is extremely biased towards Leninism (which I have strong reservations about) for an introduction to Marxist theory and its development. 51 people found this helpful.

Introducing Marxism book. Oscar Zarate is one of the UK's leading graphic artists. He has illustrated numerous Introducing titles. It's a graphic guide and has a picture-a-page structure with the same picture repeated with minor changes within a topic for several topics. The pictures An introductory book should be judged on two merits: 1. It should be simple and lucid in explaining the breadth of the topic, and 2. it should not be inaccurate or give space for misconstruing the subject.

Woodfin, Rupert, Zarate, Oscar. Abstract: Was Marx himself a 'Marxist'? Was his visionary promise of socialism betrayed by Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism inevitably totalitarian? What did Marx really say?

Rupert Woodfin and Oscar Zarate’s classic book, updated by Alex Locascio, explores the life, history, philosophy and politics of this most divisive of thinkers, and argues that Marxism remains a powerful set of ideas even today.

Rupert Woodfin and Oscar Zarate’s classic book, updated by Alex Locascio, explores the life, history, philosophy and politics of this most divisive of thinkers, and argues that Marxism remains a powerful set of ideas even today. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Icon Books LtdReleased: Jan 4, 2018ISBN: 9781785783074Format: book. carousel previous carousel next. Introducing Marxism: A Graphic Guide. Introducing Aristotle: A Graphic Guide

It assesses Marxism's Russian disciples, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin who forged a ruthless dogmatic Communism.

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Download books for free. Rupert Woodfin, Oscar Zarate. It assesses Marxism's Russian disciples - Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin - who forged a ruthless dogmatic Communism. Abstract: Was Marx himself a 'Marxist'? Was his visionary promise of socialism betrayed by Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism inevitably totalitarian? What did Marx really say?

Marxism: A Graphic Guide traces the story of Marx's original philosophy, from its roots in 19th-century European thinkers like . Rupert Woodfin and Oscar Zarate's classic book, updated by Alex Locascio, explores the life, history

Marxism: A Graphic Guide traces the story of Marx's original philosophy, from its roots in 19th-century European thinkers like Hegel, to its influence on modern-day culture. It looks at Marxism's Russian disciples, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin, who forged a ruthless, dogmatic Communism, and the alternative Marxist approaches of Gramsci, the Frankfurt School of critical theory and the structuralist Marxism of Althusser in the 1960s. Rupert Woodfin and Oscar Zarate's classic book, updated by Alex Locascio, explores the life, history

Oscar Zárate (born 1942) is an Argentine comic book artist and illustrator. Introducing Marxism (Icon Books, 2004) - written by Rupert Woodfin. Oscar Zarate at the Comiclopedia.

Oscar Zárate (born 1942) is an Argentine comic book artist and illustrator. Zarate studied architecture and had a successful career in advertising in Argentina. He moved to Europe in 1971 and began to work in earnest as an illustrator. He has drawn for the UK comics magazine Crisis. He is perhaps best known in the United States as the artist for the graphic novel A Small Killing written by Alan Moore, the a full length story about a once idealistic advertising executive haunted by his boyhood self. As artist, unless otherwise noted.

Was Marx himself a 'Marxist'? Was his visionary promise of socialism betrayed by Marxist dictatorship? Is Marxism inevitably totalitarian? What did Marx really say? "Introducing Marxism" provides a fundamental account of Karl Marx's original philosophy, its roots in 19th century European ideology, his radical economic and social criticism of capitalism that inspired vast 20th century revolutions.

Comments:

Xellerlu
I was expecting the full-size version which I had before. Of course, the material is the same but the listing should have indicated that this is much smaller than the original publication.
Hbr
While this book does an excellent job in explaining Marx's philosophy, as you get into the book the author begins to insert his extremely anti-Marxist opinions. He also makes sarcastic anti-Marxist remarks. Not a serious guide to Marxism.
Bluecliff
Required reading for those who want to wrap their heads around Marx in a provisional yet complete way, yet who wisely distrust going on the wild goose chase of Marxist theory. Good view of all relative critiques and all previously and currently crowned responses.
Mightsinger
Fun and fact filled overview.
Adrielmeena
good edition in fine shape
Wiliniett
Don't get me wrong, there is some good information in the book about Gramsci, Althusser and the Frankfurt School (but it leaves out the equally important Debord, Lukacs and Raymond Williams) but all throughout the book declares Marxism invalid rather than presenting Marxism as an ideology. The book consistently imposes postmodern views onto Marxism and does not actually explore schools of Marxist thought themselves aside from flippantly dismissing the few like Maoism and Marxism-Leninism it mentions. And its not even consistent within its poor analysis of Leninism. On the one hand, it declares that Lenin truly was a Marxist and that Stalin was truly a Leninist and his policies were in line with Lenin's thought, but on the other hand it declares Stalin perverted Marxism. I'm sorry but you cannot have both. It then goes on to declare post-Marxism as the legitimate ideology. There are many different strains of Marxism diametrically opposed to Leninism anyway like Council Communism (developed by Antonie Pannekoek and Herman Gorter), Marxism-Deleonism (developed by Daniel DeLeon), Autonomous Marxism, LeftCommunism, Bordigaism, Trotskyism, Luxemburgism, Orthodox Marxism, Revisionist Marxism, Titoism, Hoxhaism, Eurocommunism (it is briefly mentioned) and Austromarxism. In a text supposedly about Marxism, it would be nice if actual Marxist schools were examined. Post Marxism abandons the very core of Marxism, the idea that things can be better for the workers, is in favor of the exploitation of workers (because antagonisms like thief and victim are apparently necessary) and seeks to base itself on feelings rather than fact. But regardless, this book was about the development of Post-Marxism, not Marxism as it exists today or its theoretical underpinnings.

Further, the book makes many assertions about history that do not match up to empirical evidence. It declares that revolution necessarily ends in despotism, when Republican Catalonia, the Zapatista ruled portions of Mexico, Mahknovist Ukraine and the Paris Commune prove otherwise (admittedly the last two were short experiments). It also claims that Marx did not properly predict social developments, when this is completely untrue. While earlier Marx did believe revolution was going to happen soon, in his more mature years he conceded that reforms could and would be pushed through by electoral parties. Those reforms were hard won with the blood and sweat of the working class. Now, with Thatcherism and Reaganism the ruling ideology, those reforms are being gutted and the world is becoming increasingly more like Marx predicted. Wealth disparity is rapidly growing, real wages have stagnated, unemployment is rising due to increased technological innovations, and deeper crises recur. The book also posits that Marx was wrong about the so called "middle class", which is a fundamental misreading of Marx. For Marx there is no middle class, there are workers and owners. Does the "middle class" have to work for a wage? Yes it does. Do they appropriate the value produced by others in sufficient quantities so they themselves no longer have to work? No they do not. The middle class is a fiction. For Marx class has nothing at all to do with income but rather one's relations to the means of production. The fact that the author thinks themselves an authority on Marxism when they do not even understand that most basic precept is just shameful. Oh and also it claims that only Lenin has ever had his name added alongside Marx's which is a lie. Marxism-Deleonism is an American variant of Marxism which is even older than Leninism and Maoism is also called Marxism-Leninism-Maoism.

The book Introducing Marx: A Graphic Guide (discontinued but it was actually the first in the series) is much better although it is extremely biased towards Leninism (which I have strong reservations about) for an introduction to Marxist theory and its development.
Rageseeker
I didn't appreciate the post Marxist capitalist apologism at all. I felt like I was reading a diatribe by Gordon Gekko towards the end. Greed is good, welfare is bad, quit rocking the boat and focus on identity politics instead of fighting capitalism. This was just hyper capitalist propaganda in my opinion.
This is a helpful synopsis of Marxist theory, its historical application, principles, critiques and varied interpretations and transformations in modern times.
Wasn't too much a fan of the 10 point critiques in the end or lack of historical context as it pertains to the interference of socialist countries by hands of capitalist and imperial interest or lack of acknowledgement of leaders in global south and southern us who embraced and implemented Marxist theory.
Overall however good info to its general ideas and criticisms, enjoyed the resources for further reading in the end

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