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Karl Marx: A Life [Francis Wheen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A brilliant book, by a superb author, about a necessary man. Francis Wheen’s biography of Marx, from which this is extracted, even the most devoted follower of Karl Marx will recognise the merit of Francis’s study. Karl Marx has ratings and 85 reviews. Ahmad said: Karl Marx, Francis Wheenتاریخ نخستین خوانش: هفتم مارس سال میلادیعنوان: کارل مارکس؛ نویسنده.

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Karl Marx is an educating idol for anyone who wants to think on their own, to conclude only what their mind understand by constantly checking for contradictions and ‘plot holes’ in grand theories around them and Wheen describes wonderfully both how Marx came about this and what it brought him.

He is a friend of the worker because his economic analyses tell him to be.

I finished reading this book in less than two weeks, which is quite fast considering I only read while I’m in the ftancis. Apr 07, Dick rated it really liked it.

A loveable old rogue

What lacks for me is a deeper engagement with the philosophy and economics of Marx. In an obituary of Christopher Hitchens, his longtime friend, Francis Wheen recounted Hitch’s ludicrously improbable experiences and his exceptional clarity of mind, no matter how inebriated. View all 16 comments. Sometimes you find yourself missing the good old hagiography.


In that respect this is very much a book of its time: Word does seem to have got about.

As the author points out, there are a lot of books giving detailed critiques of Marxist theory and no need for yet another. It’s actually brilliant, especially considering the tons of bullshit that have been said and written about Marx in recent years. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oct 02, Cassandra Kay Silva rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You will also find rum coves, boobies, squiffy letters written after lunch and scallywags.

You can tell the author has no agenda, he doesn’t push any “ideal” jarx you he just tells you what happened and leaves the agenda pushing to the rest of us.

He writes for Private Eye and is currently the magazine’s deputy editor.

Sep 26, Benjamin Plaggenborg rated it really liked it. As a philosopher and economist, he was a horror show, but as a writer and all-around shit disturber, he has few equals. Two things worth knowing at the marrx.

Francis Wheen

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Very well written biography of the man rather than his ideology. He more or less directly signposts his influences when discussing Henry Hyndman, the Eton and Trinity-educated socialist who made Marx’s last years more of a trial than they already were.

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Irony is one of those words that I feel we might do well to put in storage for a ffrancis until we have recovered an understanding of what it actually means. The wild years of philosophy are not over in this book. The history of the 20th century is Marx’s legacy.

Retrieved 15 November Clearly, he has done his research, but much of what he quotes and comments on in the work is standard stuff that will be familiar even to those with only an elementary knowledge of Marxism. These carbuncles gave a colorful edge to his work.

Francis Wheen – Wikipedia

But this book did! In late Wheen was co-author, with journalist David Aaronovitch and blogger Oliver Kamm, of a complaint to The Guardian after it published a correction kar, apology for an interview with Noam Chomsky by Emma Brockes. What the young Berman found in the young Marx — i.

Paperbackpages. We prefer to see the portrait of the man, rather than think about his thoughts.