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Capital: Volume 2: A Critique of Political Economy
     

Capital: Volume 2: A Critique of Political Economy

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by Karl Marx, David Fernbach (Translator), Ernest Mandel (Introduction)
 

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The second volume of a political treatise that changed the world

A vital cornerstone to Marx’s overall theory of economics, the second volume of Capital considers in depth the nature of commodity and the market-place bourgeois society. This immensely powerful work argues that prosperity in a capitalist society inevitably holds within itself the

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The second volume of a political treatise that changed the world

A vital cornerstone to Marx’s overall theory of economics, the second volume of Capital considers in depth the nature of commodity and the market-place bourgeois society. This immensely powerful work argues that prosperity in a capitalist society inevitably holds within itself the seeds of its own destruction.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140445695
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
Collected Works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
120,481
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat. Together with Engels, who he met in Paris, he wrote the Manifesto of the Communist Party. He lived in England as a refugee until his death in 1888, after participating in an unsuccessful revolution in Germany. Ernst Mandel was a member of the Belgian TUV from 1954 to 1963 and was chosen for the annual Alfred Marshall Lectures by Cambridge University in 1978. He died in 1995 and the Guardian described him as 'one of the most creative and independent-minded revolutionary Marxist thinkers of the post-war world.'

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Capital: Volume 2: A Critique of Political Economy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Anyone who cares to understand capitalism, its shortfalls and glories; who cares to penetrate the ideological fog and attain a better grasp of where, in our daily lives, we all are today - and where we may be going - must start with a reading of Capital (all three volumes).