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Why can’t we live a world without the struggle for money?
In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism—that it leads to political tyranny, that it reduces everything to the economic, that it is a form of historical determinism, and so on—he demonstrates in each case what a woeful travesty of Marx’s own thought these assumptions are. In a world in which capitalism has been shaken to its roots by some major crises, Why Marx W… more about book…

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Yes, it isn’t used. There isn’t an active [Marxist communist party engaging the State of India in war.](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_India_(Maoist)) Neither was there a party in Nepal that wrested control of the state in 2008. There was never a Marxist president elected in Chile, who was then killed killed in a coup backed by the United States. There aren’t any documents produced by any varying Marxist political parties, because no one ever uses Marx as he intended. [There](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Harvey_(geographer)) are no Marxist academics. No one bothers to talk about Marx’s ideas anymore.

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Terry Eagleton

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Yale University Press

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