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To ask other readers questions about Main Currents of Marxism , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Main Currents of Marxism. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. It was first published in Polish in Paris in , with the English translation appearing in Hook wrote that the book opened a "new era in Marxist criticism" and provided "the most comprehensive treatment of Marx, and of thinkers in the Marxist tradition".
Elliott described the book as "comprehensive" and essential reading for any serious student of Marxism. He considered the book clearly written, but not "an adequate reference work. He found the discussion of Russian Marxism in the second volume both often unfair and over-long.
He concluded that Main Currents of Marxism did not give as good a sense of Marxism as an intellectual enterprise as it could have. He criticized him for ignoring the problems Marx posed to social science and giving Marx credit only for commonplaces such as considering the social context of beliefs, and for dealing only with Marxist writers who were connected with Marxist movements or regimes. He gave a more favorable assessment of his discussions of Austromarxism, Polish Marxism, and Habermas, but was dissatisfied with his treatment of the Communist movement as a whole, accusing him being preoccupied with Russia and neglecting other countries.
Adler described the book as an unprecedented and "largely unsurpassed" critical study of Marxism. He also found the one-volume edition of the book so large and heavy as to be cumbersome and physically difficult to use. Hindess described the book as "a ponderous polemic" against Marxism, Lenin, and the Bolsheviks. He concluded that Main Currents of Marxism was unworthy of its author's talent or his subject.
The Marxist historian G. Croix described Main Currents of Marxism as overpraised, but nevertheless acknowledged that he was influenced by it, in The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World Buckley Jr. In the same work, Main Currents of Marxism is listed as a work that has promoted "myths" about Hegel. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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