Pub Date 09 Jul 2019
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Marx the Humanist presents Marx’s writings in a different light.
Instead of malicious denigration, which makes him responsible for everything done in his name after his death, it is recognised that Marx was not a prophet and could not have foreseen the changes that have occurred since then. His early writings reflect his humanism, and represent his long-term revolutionary appeal.
Although the focus is on Marx’s humanism, the first two parts initiate the reader into Marxism and provide an introduction to basic Marxist ideas, both philosophical and economic. This provides the context for his condemnation of the dehumanising impact of capitalism on workers through exploitation.