In Marx: A Very Short Introduction, Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. In plain English, he explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's ideas of communism, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy.
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The information is there, but this guy obviously has a bone to pick with Marx. Maybe not the best choice for a simple introduction.
"Not a good reader"
There are a number of "A Short Introduction " books read by this reader, which is unfortunate. This is certainly not well read. Peter Singer's book is excellent, however.
"Succinct and brief, ideal for a refresher in philosophy"
The writer's own opinions liven the retelling and actually add to the excitement of Marx's philosophy.
"Dated & Droning"
Information is presented by a droning narrator. Conclusions are no longer persuasive -- much has changed since this book was written.
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