Re: [OPE-L] GLW review of Frances Wheen's _Marx's Das Kapital: A Biography_

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Fri Oct 27 2006 - 12:07:28 EDT


Hi David Y:

Thanks for the reference. [I thought of Paul B and you earlier
today, but it was in relation to another thread.]  I very much
agree with the basic point that you make: i.e. that Marx was
"before all else a revolutionary".  It's such a basic point
and yet one which is so frequently missed by many academics who
conceive of "Marx the philosopher", "Marx the sociologist", "Marx
the political scientist", "Marx the historian", "Marx the
economist", et al.  I don't see how one can make any sense
at all of Marx's writings on those subjects unless one understands
his (adult) life mission of being a socialist revolutionary.  Once
one grasps that basic fact, then it is so much easier to
understand the rest.

In solidarity, Jerry

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