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Marxism and Politics Marxist IntroductionsI loved this Clear relatively accessible language a set amount of topics to cover rather than trying to survey the totality of Marxist olitics and a rigorous insistence on being grounded in reality rather than being led astray by sloganeering Highly recommend for anyone grappling with uestions of the state and how to build an organization that can represent the working class This is a must read on leftist olitics Really enjoyable Ralph Miliband s main goal in Marxism and Politics is to string together a theory of olitics from the writings of Marx Engels and Lenin While The Text Occasionally Reads text occasionally reads a lit review and is not a comprehensive theory the book is nonetheless impressive in how it compiles the scattered writings of all of these authors in order to roduce a number of coherent theses on Marxist oliticsProbably most interesting here is his view of the state Marxism is notoriously weak at theorizing the state and this still remains a notable gap in Marxist theory After going through the typical instrumentalist and resource arguments he offers a structural explanation for why the state must support the capitalism Because of the state This is a fantastic book Five stars no doubt I learned about Ralph Miliband from reading Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht Bigger than Bernie In the excellent section at the back of their book where they mention texts that have been instructive the excellent section at the back of their book where they mention texts that have been instructive their understanding of Marxism and class analysis they mention this book A few times in the last couple weeks I ve sat in front of my computer and searched online for the best introductory book about Marxism What I m really looking for is a book as good as Marxism and Politics or something like a seuel to it The only complaint I have about this book is it s retty short I wish it were longer Like many of these books I wait several months to write reviews of I can t remember many details of what s in Marxism and Politics Let me tell you what I have taken from the book1 It s extremely well written Miliband is an excellent writer In college and grad school I spent a lot of years reading Fouacualt Deleuze Nietzsche Derrida and other continental Judgment Day (Time of Judgment Trilogy, philosophers andost structural A Full Scholarship (Sex Powers University 1) philosophers A lot of it was spectacular and stimulating and changed the way I thought about the world. This readable survey of Marxistolitical theory and key texts by seminal thinkers including Marx Engels and Lenin highlights formative concepts and debates within Marxist thought The argument is resented that a democratic. But a lot of it was also hard to comprehend Part of that might be due to the fact all the writers I just mentioned I was reading in translation but I think than that those authors with the exception of Foucault write with such a degree of abstraction that it s hard to understand what they mean In other words it s hard to understand how their ideas and analyses apply to things or moments in the real world I would often find myself wishing they would real world I would often find myself wishing they would a concrete example of The Black Shriving (Chronicles of the Black Gate peoplelaces and things that were acting out or were ensnared in or working through the hilosophical ideas and concepts they set forth I never felt this way about Miliband He is a wonderful erhaps the best I ve encountered guide to Marx Throughout the book one feels in good hands with Miliband 2 The ideas and the way Miliband expresses them feel very current Marxism and Politics was ublished in 1977 The geo olitical scene was obviously much different then But literally not one sentence in the book feels dated That s largely a result of the fact Miliband doesn t use any cant He describes things very carefully and the tone he adopts is one of great respect for the reader I trusted that Miliband was challenging not only those he disagreed with but also challenging himself and those he agreed with admitting failures detailing the complexities of each situation and admitting the challenges to be faced What else Yup I ve Mama Ds pasta pizza pretty much forgotten the details of the book but hopefully conveyed the clarity and care with which Milibandresented his arguments One other sensation I remember while reading the book was the feeling that Marxismsocialism and thinking in terms of class interests is a The Expected One (Magdalene Line Trilogy, profound and intuitive way of understanding ourselves in the world and the world around us This way of thinking about the world has at least in America been wiped away fromublic consciousness for over forty years I have lived entirely during the neo liberal order This has been the era in which it has often felt there is no alternative to capitalism and it s easier to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine the end of capitalism to uote two opular enunciations of the inevitability and intractability of capitalist existence This book is a reminder of a different time of different eras It rem. Socialism can defend and extend freedoms and thereby remove class distinctions This introduction considers the nature of class conflict the roposed defense of the old order and the ossibilities for reform and revolutionA. ,


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Inds the reader that olitics hasn t always been what it s been during my life Jazz Ukulele purelyerformative wracked by cliches latitudes been during my life urely Amata Means Beloved performative wracked by clicheslatitudes empty words For most of my life the majority of Americans don t even vote when they have the chance And those who do vote vote for ersonalities for eople whom they think they d like to have a beer with or for vote for Juice personalities foreople whom they think they d like to have a beer with or for who says all the right things but never comes close to living up to the romises made nor should they have been believed anyway if we looked closely at his or her record before the election It s been an era where the words from most leaders have meant nothing Part of the reason they ve meant nothing is because everyone voting has known to various degrees nothing was going to change The Republican Party would fight tooth and nail for its suite of cultural issues while exposing Americans to the whims and cruelties of the market steel first version while those at the top of the food chain reaped incomprehensible wealth The Democratic Party would fight tooth and nail for its suite of cultural issues while exposing Americans to the whims and cruelties of the market lace glove over steel fist version while those at the top of the food chain reaped incomprehensible wealth Both arties would bomb the hell out of whomever they felt needed bombingThat s changing The future is unwritten but at least space is opening up discursively for a Marxian reading of society This of course has a lot to do with the Bernie campaigns It also has to do with the financial disaster of 08 and forty five years of union destruction austerity neo liberal hegemony here and abroad and a new round of forever wars in the Middle East If you re new to Marxismsocialism this is a fantastic book to urchase If you re not new it s still a fantastic book to buy this book is fantastic Miliband is GOAT An interesting and engaging read It flows naturally so than other books similar that I have read There doesn t seem read It flows naturally so than other books similar that I have read There doesn t seem be much in the way of a conclusion but as I refer to be Mob Mistress presented with arguments and think about them critically on my own anyway this suited me ANOTHER POINT TO THE MILIFANDOM TBH Incredible book which covers massive amount of ground in a very concise way Must read for anyone interested in understanding the Marxist approach toolitics. Bout the AuthorRalph Miliband was a Stud in the Stacks professor ofolitics at the London School of Economics Leeds University and York University He was a founding editor of the Socialist Editor and the author of Socialism for a Skeptical .

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