By Stefan Sullivan

Was Marxism numerous German Idealist self-actualization in financial shape? A deeply mistaken blueprint for social engineering? A catechism for post-colonial insurgencies? the highbrow foundations of contemporary social democracy? during this vast ranging summation, Sullivan tackles the multi-tentacled succeed in of Marx's legacy, and explores either the boundaries and the lasting value of his rules.

Structured round 3 stumbling blocks to freedom - poverty, corruption and banality - the paintings engages either Marx and his critics in addressing unresolved problems with the present social and political order. As such, the paintings, after introductory chapters, leaves in the back of Marxology and its commonplace solid of characters (Bernstein, Kautsky, Adorno, Lukacs, Fanon, Horkheimer, Marcuse, etc.) to handle either neo-Marxist and non-Marxist interpretations of those hindrances. those contain growth-led poverty relief, human capital idea, present debates on rent-seeking and public selection concept, weaknesses in Frankfurt tuition ways to mass tradition, and rising developments in our on-line world and relaxation intake.

Marx for a Post-Communist Era is credited as a foundational theoretical resource in a variety of modern experiences. a few examples comprise a government-sponsored anti-corruption file in Peru, a learn of neoliberalism and schooling reform within the united kingdom, and an city making plans essay on museum areas and the general public strong.

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