Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745327624 Published March 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Ends in Sight: Marx/Fukuyama/Hobsbawm/Anderson

Gregory Elliott

Ends in Sight: Marx/Fukuyama/Hobsbawm/Anderson

Gregory Elliott

Distributed for Pluto Press

160 pages | 4 1/3 x 6 3/4
Paper $27.00 ISBN: 9780745327624 Published March 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $90.00 ISBN: 9780745327631 Published March 2008 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Following the disappearance of the Soviet Union, scholars across the political spectrum tackled the world-historical significance of the end of communism. This book addresses the balance-sheets of modern political history offered by three writers -- Francis Fukuyama, Eric Hobsbawm and Perry Anderson -- comparing them with the future projected by Marx in The Communist Manifesto.

Gregory Elliott argues that Marx is central to all three accounts and that, along with the Manifesto, they form a quartet of analyses of the results and prospects of capitalism and socialism, which are of enduring significance for the Left.

This book provides a readable survey of key historical and political thinkers that will appeal to anyone interested in modern political thought.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 The Sorcerer and the Gravedigger: Karl Marx
2 Full Spectrum Dominance? Francis Fukuyama
3 In Extremis: Eric Hobsbawm
4 Ringing Out the Old: Perry Anderson
Conclusion: Starting Over?
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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