LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI MAIN CURRENTS OF MARXISM PDF

He did not enjoy formal schooling during the German occupation of Poland — in World War II , but did read books and took occasional private lessons, passing his school-leaving examinations as an external student in the underground school system. By the late s, it was obvious that he was one of the most brilliant Polish minds of his generation, [5] and in earned a doctorate from Warsaw University with a thesis on Baruch Spinoza in which he viewed Spinoza from a Marxist point of view. His intellectual promise earned him a trip to Moscow in , [8] where he saw communism in practice and found it repulsive. He broke with Stalinism , becoming a " revisionist Marxist" advocating a humanist interpretation of Karl Marx.

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Shelves: already-read Leszek Kolakowski was to the study of Marxism what Gibbon was to the study of the Roman Empire, what Darwin was to the study of evolutionary biology, and what Einstein was to the study of general relativity. Main Currents of Marxism is a brilliant, dazzling, monumental work, which shows how Marxism came about, from what philosophical schools it was spawned, the nature and impact of concomitant theories of socialism and socialist philosophy, and how Marxism and socialism fared when put into Leszek Kolakowski was to the study of Marxism what Gibbon was to the study of the Roman Empire, what Darwin was to the study of evolutionary biology, and what Einstein was to the study of general relativity.

Main Currents of Marxism is a brilliant, dazzling, monumental work, which shows how Marxism came about, from what philosophical schools it was spawned, the nature and impact of concomitant theories of socialism and socialist philosophy, and how Marxism and socialism fared when put into action as government policy in the former Soviet Union, the Warsaw Pact states, and China.

If the book were merely a philosophical survey of the works of Marx and Engels, along with a discussion of the sociopolitical impact of Marxism and its attendant philosophies, dayenu. But it is so much more.

Main Currents of Marxism was produced by a writer and thinker who was at the peak of his powers, and who generously shared his gifts to augment scholarship, philosophical studies, and historical analysis. In writing his magnum opus, Kolakowski also helped readers, thinkers, and policymakers figure out how so much of the human race fell prey to Marxism, Marxian thought, and socialist beliefs. While it may be rhetorically effective to call the Administration a bunch of Marxists or socialists, intellectually speaking, the practice is misguided and the appellations are utterly inaccurate.

By contrast, the various philosophers and political leaders who get skewered by Kolakowski—in the non-histrionic, but utterly powerful manner in which he skewered them—deserved and deserve the excoriations they got at his hands.

People like Ernst Bloch, and Herbert Marcuse deserve to have been mocked and ridiculed. The mind reels. Of his native Poland, and its struggles, Kolakowski writes eloquently, and his descriptions of the tragicomic existence of the Warsaw Pact countries and China under communism are must-reads. I try to refrain from exaggeration, but this is one of the best books I have ever read. Marxism brought about human depredation on a vast and almost unimaginable scale.

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Main Currents of Marxism: The Founders, the Golden Age, the Breakdown

Summary[ edit ] Karl Marx. He describes Marxism as "the greatest fantasy of the twentieth century", a dream of a perfect society which became a foundation for "a monstrous edifice of lies, exploitation and oppression. It also discusses Austromarxism. He also discusses the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. He reaffirmed the value of Marxism as an area of study despite the end of European communism, and suggested that a future revival of Marxism and communism, though far from certain, was still possible.

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Main Currents of Marxism, by Leszek Kolakowski

Main Currents of Marxism — Wikipedia Indeed, I have never read such a crisp, logical, and absolute synopsis dedicated to exposing that, as Trotsky himself prophesied inBolshevism itself was rotten to the core going back to the very foundation of the party itself. This concludes with an intensive examination of the work and career of Lenin, who is presented as a mediocre thinker but an extremely successful founder of the cult that founded the Soviet state. He covers Maoism at the very end whilst admitting that he is here out of his field of expertise. Sep 16, Steve Hart rated it it was amazing. But Kolakowski reminds us of what Marxism became in the 20th-century and how easily what began as a call for justice became a system that destroyed tens of millions of lives and left easte A brilliant history of Marxism, from its founders through the disintegration of Marxist thought in the early s. From philosopher Leszek Kolakowski, one of the giants of twentieth-century intellectual history, comes this highly infuential study of Marxism.

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LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI MAIN CURRENTS OF MARXISM PDF

Shelves: already-read Leszek Kolakowski was to the study of Marxism what Gibbon was to the study of the Roman Empire, what Darwin was to the study of evolutionary biology, and what Einstein was to the study of general relativity. Main Currents of Marxism is a brilliant, dazzling, monumental work, which shows how Marxism came about, from what philosophical schools it was spawned, the nature and impact of concomitant theories of socialism and socialist philosophy, and how Marxism and socialism fared when put into Leszek Kolakowski was to the study of Marxism what Gibbon was to the study of the Roman Empire, what Darwin was to the study of evolutionary biology, and what Einstein was to the study of general relativity. Main Currents of Marxism is a brilliant, dazzling, monumental work, which shows how Marxism came about, from what philosophical schools it was spawned, the nature and impact of concomitant theories of socialism and socialist philosophy, and how Marxism and socialism fared when put into action as government policy in the former Soviet Union, the Warsaw Pact states, and China. If the book were merely a philosophical survey of the works of Marx and Engels, along with a discussion of the sociopolitical impact of Marxism and its attendant philosophies, dayenu. But it is so much more. Main Currents of Marxism was produced by a writer and thinker who was at the peak of his powers, and who generously shared his gifts to augment scholarship, philosophical studies, and historical analysis.

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