Last night I finished “Why Marx was Right” by Terry Eagleton.
Excellent book, brilliantly written, by someone who obviously knows his Marx back to front. His writing style is tenacious, and very funny.
His defence of Marxism is incredible, he doesn’t just beat off the opposing argument, he tears it to ribbons. By the end of his defence, you are left quite in awe by his ability.
It has given me a deeper knowledge of not only Marxist theory, but also the immense beauty of his ideas and his work, in all its brilliance and imperfections.
It has also allowed me to get my thoughts on the topic in order enough to be able to defend Marxism myself, it refutes very common critiques and accusations, often made without evidence or argument.
It is a necessary companion for any Marxist, and an important read for anyone else involved in liberation movements of any kind.’
EVERYONE READ IT!!!! IT IS GREAT!!!!