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A cartoon book about Marx? Are you sure it's Karl, not Groucho? How can you summarize the work of Karl Marx in cartoons? It took Rius to do it. He's put it all in: the origins of Marxist philosophy, history, economics; of capital, labor, the class struggle, socialism. And there's a biography of "Charlie" Marx besides.

Like the companion volumes in the series, Marx for Beginners is accurate, understandable, and very, very funny.

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Overview

A cartoon book about Marx? Are you sure it's Karl, not Groucho? How can you summarize the work of Karl Marx in cartoons? It took Rius to do it. He's put it all in: the origins of Marxist philosophy, history, economics; of capital, labor, the class struggle, socialism. And there's a biography of "Charlie" Marx besides.

Like the companion volumes in the series, Marx for Beginners is accurate, understandable, and very, very funny.

The origins of Marxist philosophy, history, economics of capital labor, the class struggle and socialism, all in a series of cartoons.

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"A superb little book in a most improbable format....I recommend it unreservedly for anyone who wants the rudiments of Marx from an engaging mentor....Rius on Marx is magnificent. He shows that pictures can amplify ideas, and that simplicity need not forgo subtlety."

New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394737164
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/12/1979
  • Edition description: 1st Pantheon ed
  • Pages: 156

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2000

    Amusingly educating and entertaining

    I had to read this book for my Russian studies class, and I have to admit I enjoyed reading about history in this cartoon format. It makes Marxism easier to understand. However, it discusses the ideology and its background in details. Recommended for anyone who does studies in history because Marxism is one of the most important topics in twentieth century history (not only in Russia).

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