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Workers of the World

Niall Kishtainy—  A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of communism.’ This is the first line of The Communist Manifesto, which was written in the middle of the nineteenth century and is perhaps the most famous political pamphlet ever. The spectre – something scary and menacing – was the threat to

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The Meaning of Faith and Reason

Follow @yaleRELIbooks See all 20% off titles in our YUP Backlist History promotion!   It’s good practice, if you are going to argue with something, to aim at the best version of that thing you are arguing with. In Reason, Faith, and Revolution, Terry Eagleton argues that opponents of religion

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The Political Role of the Church: Liberation Theology

Earlier this year, we introduced John Lynch’s book, New Worlds: A Religious History of Latin America, which charts the development of religion in Latin America from the colonial period up to modern times. While we focused then on the challenges faced by missionaries during the early colonization efforts, a substantial

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Administrative Tyranny: Marx’s Misguided View of the State

The discussion heats up for Why Marx Was Right at Bensonian.org: Andrew Walker, contributor to Mere Orthodoxy, gets into the claim that “Marxism believes in an all-powerful state.” Andrew Walker Terry Eagleton insists that Marx’s understanding of the state has been misunderstood. Objecting to the claim that the state leads

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When Does Truth Not Matter? A Study of Marx and Materialism

Over on the "Why Marx Was Right" blog discussion at Bensonian.org, Albert Lee responds to Chapter 6 of Why Marx Was Right, which is Terry Eagleton's response to: "Marx was a materialist."               Albert Lee In the wake of the latest financial crisis of

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Why Do We Work? Answers from Karl Marx, Wendell Berry, and Dorothy Sayers

Today’s “Why Marx Was Right” blog discussion features an essay by Jake Meador on Chapter 5 of Terry Eagleton‘s Why Marx Was Right, addressing the claim: “Marxism reduces everything to economics.” Jake Meador One of the most common dismissals of Marx accuses him of historical reductionism. “Marx creates a caricature

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Why Marx Was Right Blog Discussion

Today, Christopher Benson kicks off the “Why Marx Was Right” blog discussion, addressing the contemporary relevance of Marxist ideas in the midst of our current social and economic problems as presented in Terry Eagleton’s newest book, Why Marx Was Right. In his capacity as organizer, Benson writes: Let me compare

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Rethinking Marx in the 21st Century

Another hot topic on our Spring 2011 list is the ongoing debate about the current state of economic affairs and the sustainability of capitalism. One of the most notable Marxist critics, Terry Eagleton, tackles the perception that Marxism is dead in his newest book, Why Marx Was Right. Christopher Benson,

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