By David Harvey
“My target is to get you to learn a e-book by way of Karl Marx referred to as Capital, quantity 1, and to learn it on Marx’s personal terms…”
The greatest monetary challenge because the nice melancholy has generated a surge of curiosity in Marx’s paintings within the attempt to appreciate the origins of our present difficulty. for almost 40 years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, turning into one of many world’s so much premier Marx scholars.
Based on his fresh lectures, this present quantity goals to carry this intensity of studying to a broader viewers, guiding first-time readers via a desirable and deeply lucrative textual content. A spouse to Marx’s Capital deals clean, unique and occasionally serious interpretations of a ebook that modified the process heritage and, as Harvey intimates, may perhaps achieve this again.
David Harvey’s video lecture path are available the following: davidharvey.org/reading-capital/
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The books below overview are either edited collections of essays by way of the most critical students the world over focused on Marx’s approach in Capital and similar texts. Essays in either books percentage an emphasis at the ‘openness’ of Marx’s texts that have been broadly revised either via Marx in his personal lifetime and within the modifying played by way of Engels. The evaluate engages seriously with contributions in either volumes with recognize to ‘value-form’ ways to Marx’s technique. It highlights a number of the variations of strategy among many of the members which aren't constantly obvious within the texts themselves.
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See Carpenter 1973, pp. 6–12, for brief comments on Cole’s background. Gaitskell 1960, p. 12. See also Cole 1913, p. 165. 14 As he further refined his theory of guild-socialism, this sense of national community remained paramount, a product of his respect for national difference and his belief that socialism must be grafted on to national resources. 15 No matter how dominant a role this cultural nationalism played, there were other tendencies in Cole’s early socialist writings that pointed away from parochialism.
72 Pre-empting the Comintern’s Popular Front strategy, Strachey argued that love of country was an important ally of communism and this despite, and in a sense because of, communism’s irreducible internationalism. No doubt, Strachey’s engagement with nationalism was tainted by confusion – national sentiment was false consciousness for proletariat and bourgeoisie; nationalism was characteristic of contemporary capitalism and it was the profit motive that trashed real national feeling; and love of country was both an obstacle to and an accomplice of socialist revolution.
However, he neither relinquished his belief in the limitations of capitalism and national sovereignty nor desisted from his attempt to urge a clear policy of Indian self-determination on the wartime Labour Party. 58 The experience of war reaffirmed his belief in international socialism, but it also reinforced his belief in a peaceful transition to socialism, what he called ‘revolution by consent’. Nonetheless, he rejected Cold War politics and opposed the establishment of NATO. See Laski 1932, pp.
A Companion to Marx's Capital by David Harvey