The Life and Thought of Friedrich Engels: A Reinterpretation of His Life and Thought

The Life and Thought of Friedrich Engels: A Reinterpretation of His Life and Thought

by J. D. Hunley, Friedrich Engels
     
 
For the last thirty years, scholars have stressed differences between the ideas of Marx and Engels and have blamed the failures of twentieth-century communism on Engels alone. In this book J..D. Hunley refutes this view, arguing that Engels did not disagree with Marx about important issues and did not distort Marx's views after the latter's death. Hunley shows that

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For the last thirty years, scholars have stressed differences between the ideas of Marx and Engels and have blamed the failures of twentieth-century communism on Engels alone. In this book J..D. Hunley refutes this view, arguing that Engels did not disagree with Marx about important issues and did not distort Marx's views after the latter's death. Hunley shows that Engels possessed a wide-ranging intellect and would hardly have supported the repressive regimes that until recently prevailed in Eastern Europe and still exist in China and elsewhere.

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Argues against the prevailing tradition that Engels disagreed with Marx on major issues, distorted his ideas after his death, and was responsible for all the wicked aspects of 20th century communism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300049237
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.88(d)

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