Marx's Capital Illustrated

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    David Smith

    Publisher: Haymarket Books

    Year: 2014

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 191 pages

    ISBN: 9781608462667


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Imagine Karl Marx as a cartoonist, ready to set the record straight about his much maligned classic, Das Kapital. Impossibly difficult? Not in the least. Hopelessly outdated? Far from it. Though first published in 1867, Capital remains keenly relevant. Society continues to run on investment and profit, labor and technology. And predictions that once might have seemed rash—global economic crisis, societies nearing bankruptcy—are now simply facts. Capital remains the fullest attempt to explain these facts, and Marx's Capital Illustrated brings this attempt to vibrant life, proceeding all the way from the ABCs to the pertinence of Marx's theory of crisis for today's global woes.

Fresh, funny, and copiously illustrated, this book is for everyone who wants better insight into Capital and capitalism. Readers of Marx, unite! You have found your starting point.

About the Author

David Norman Smith has published widely on capitalism, charisma, authoritarianism, anti-Semitism, genocide, and critical theory. Among other works, he is the author of Marx's Capital Illustrated (Haymarket, 2014) and the editor of Marx's World: Asia, Africa, the Americas,and Capital Accumulation in Karl Marx's Late Manuscripts (Yale University Press, forthcoming). He teaches sociology at the University of Kansas.

What People Are Saying

"Valuable...in some respects more so than all the interpretations and popularizations I have read." –– C.L.R. James

"[Marx's Capital Illustrated] is very, very good, a brilliant exposition and a really creative relationship between image and explanation." –– John Berger
"Valuable...in some respects more so than all the interpretations and popularizations I have read." –– C.L.R. James

"[Marx's Capital Illustrated] is very, very good, a brilliant exposition and a really creative relationship between image and explanation." –– John Berger

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