Main Currents of Marxism: The Founders, The Golden Age, The Breakdown
Written by Leszek Kolakowski
Translated from the Polish by P.S. Falla
Renowned philosopher Leszek Kolakowski was one of the first scholars to reveal both the shortcomings and the dangers posed by communist regimes. He now presents, now for the first time combined into one volume, one of the great historical works of the twentieth century. Main Currents of Marxism describes the development of Marx's philosophy and the contributions of his followers. It is a prophetic work of intellectual transcendence, essential to an understanding of modern political history.
"Very rarely can one identify a deep, reflective thinker who has had such a wide rage of inquiry and demonstrable importance to major political events in his own time."
JAMES H. BILLINGTON, Librarian of Congress
"Not only is Main Currents the definitive history of Marxism; it is its definitive critique and demystification. . . It is safe to say that Leszek Kolakowski's work will remain important and appreciated as long as ideas have an impact on history and human behavior."
PAUL HOLLANDER, New York Sun
LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI, born in 1927 in Poland,was a professor of philosophy at the University of Warsaw until his departure. For many years he was a senior research fellow at Oxford University, and has taught at Yale, Chicago, and Berkeley. He has received numerous honors, including the Jefferson Prize, the Erasmus Prize, the 2007 Jerusalem Prize, and in 2003, the first John W. Kluge Prize from the Library of Congress. He lives in Oxford, England.
Publishing House: W.W. Norton & Company, New York 2008
Softcover book measuring 6.1" x 9.2"
1284 pages, index
English Language Version
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