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Marx, Engels, and Marxisms

Marxism versus Liberalism

Comparative Real-Time Political Analysis

Authors: Nimtz, August

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  • Places key figures in Marxism and liberalism in toe-to-toe competition with one another in the real world of politics
  • Offers the first serious deep read into the politics of key liberal figures who are too often assessed simply on the basis of their most famous texts rather than their actions
  • Provides a unique book-length treatment that employs the experiences of the nineteenth century quest for democracy, when it’s precarity was first made visible, in order to try to make sense of the current threats to democracy
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“An extraordinary work of political historical analysis that methodically and convincingly argues for the superiority of a Marxist approach for pursuing democracy. Rich in historical detail and thoroughly engrossing in portraying the real-time analyses of and intervention in crucial events by prominent Marxist and liberal theorists and political actors, Marxism versus Liberalism is a truly impressive achievement that will have an enduring appeal.”
—John F. Sitton, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

Performing a comparative real-time political analysis, Marxism versus Liberalism presents convincing evidence to sustain two similarly audacious claims: firstly, that Karl Marx and Frederick Engels collectively had better democratic credentials than Alexis de Tocqueville and John Stuart Mill; and secondly, that Vladimir Lenin had better democratic credentials than Max Weber and Woodrow Wilson. When the two sets of protagonists are compared and contrasted in how they read and responded to big political events in motion, this book contends that these Marxists proved to be better democrats than the history’s most prominent Liberals. Exploring the historical scenarios of The European Spring of 1848, the United States Civil War, the 1905 Russian Revolution, the 1917 Russian Revolution, and the end of World War I, Marxism versus Liberalism carefully tests each claim in order to challenge assumed political wisdom.


About the authors

August H. Nimtz is Professor of Political Science and African American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota, USA and the author of Marx and Engels: Their Contribution to the Democratic Breakthrough (2000), Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in America (2003), and the acclaimed two-volume Lenin’s Electoral Strategy with Palgrave Macmillan (2014) forthcoming in paperback as The Ballot, the Streets—or Both (Haymarket Books, 2019).  


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“An extraordinary work of political historical analysis that methodically and convincingly argues for the superiority of a Marxist approach for pursuing democracy. Rich in historical detail and thoroughly engrossing in portraying the real-time analyses of and intervention in crucial events by prominent Marxist and liberal theorists and political actors, Marxism versus Liberalism is a truly impressive achievement that will have an enduring appeal.” (John F. Sitton, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marxism versus Liberalism
Book Subtitle
Comparative Real-Time Political Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24946-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24946-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24945-8
Series ISSN
2524-7123
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 310
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