Erscheinungsdatum: 01.04.1986, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: The Absent Marx, Titelzusatz: Class Analysis and Liberal History in Twentieth-Century America, Autor: Tyrrell, Ian R., Verlag: Greenwood Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // United States // General // Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika // USA, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 284, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 593 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Millennials have it bad. In 2017, they faced the problems of underemployment, unaffordable housing and economists who wrote crap columns telling them that it was their fault for taking an Uber to brunch. Today, the future's so dark, we need night vision goggles, not a few liberal guys shining a torch on a sandwich. Maybe today we could use the light of Karl Marx. Marx may not have had much to say about brunch in the 21st century, but he sure had some powerful thoughts about where the system of capitalism would land us. Over time, it would produce a series of crises, he said, before pushing the wealth so decisively up, a top-heavy system would come crashing down with a push. Pushy old communist Helen Razer offers an introduction to the thought of Marx for millennials and anyone else tired of wage stagnation, growing global poverty and economists writing desperate columns saying everything would work better if only we stopped eating sandwiches. Brunchers of the world must unite! They have nothing to lose but a life lived for the wealth of a few. Both for themselves and their comrades in the Global South, they have a world to win. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Razer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033962/bk_adbl_033962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America’s founders risked their lives to give us a republic - and dared us to keep it. But for more than a century, an insidious force has done its worst to rip the republic asunder: a movement of elites, academes, and politicians bent on reshaping the nation in the image of Marx, Rousseau, and - somewhat comically - Mussolini. The good news for the United States? Despite its appearance, the movement, Liberalism, is by all rights dead. In this lively obituary, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., founder and editor-in-chief of the American Spectator, chronicles: The differences between healthy, classical liberalism and twisted, modern Liberalism; The noxious fumes of Kultursmog, a pollution of our culture marked by Liberal deceits, distortions, and the suppression of all disagreement; The civil wars that gave birth to two competing Liberal camps - infantile leftists and stealth socialists - and the death throes that have engulfed them both; and How harsh economic realities and Liberal overreach have turned the tide back toward common sense and founding principles. While Liberalism is effectively kaput, it is up to an engaged citizenry to hammer home the final coffin nails. The citizenry must affirm timeless republican values and constitutional ideals - in our neighborhoods, workplaces, ballparks, and especially at the ballot box - to ensure that this destructive movement rests in as much peace as it deserves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003802/bk_brll_003802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Radical liberals want to make America a better place, but their utopian social engineering leads, ironically, to greater human suffering. From Karl Marx to Barack Obama, Horowitz shows how the idealistic impulse to make the world a better place gives birth to the twin cultural pathologies of cynicism and nihilism and is the chief source of human suffering. A former liberal himself, Horowitz recounts his own brushes with radicalism and offers unparalleled insight into the disjointed ideology of liberal elites through case studies of well-known radial leftists, including Christopher Hitchens, feminist Bettina Aptheker, leftist academic Cornel West, and others. Exploring the origin and evolution of radical liberals and their progressive ideology, Radicals illustrates how liberalism is not only intellectually crippling for its adherents but devastating to society. David Horowitz is one of America’s most original and iconoclastic political commentators. He is the best-selling coauthor of The Rockefellers and The Kennedys and the president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture. He lives in Los Angeles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005287/bk_blak_005287_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Featuring texts by Saul Alinsky, Edmund Burke, Rachel Carson, Carl von Clausewitz, Francis Fukuyama, Mahatma Gandhi, Friedrich Hayek, Thomas Hobbes, Martin Luther King, Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx, J. S. Mill, George Orwell, Thomas Paine, Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Alexis De Tocqueville, Mary Wollstonecraft, and many more. 50 Politics Classics provides commentaries on the books, pamphlets, and speeches of major leaders, from Abraham Lincoln to Winston Churchill, and the texts, from Aristotle to Naomi Klein, that drive real-world change. Tom Butler-Bowdon's book spans 2,500 years of thinkers and doers, economists, activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, and philosophers of freedom. Are we living in the post-American world? Is there a clash of civilizations? What is the future of power? Whether you consider yourself conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, in these politically charged times we could all benefit from greater understanding of these key ideas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001701/bk_gdan_001701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A concise version of Bertrand Russell's political philosophy and thoughts, focusing on his favoring of guild socialism. While Russell believed that pure Anarchism should be the ultimate goal, his realism lead him to favor the guild socialism which he expands upon in this volume. Russell first discusses the various aspects of socialism, anarchism, and syndicalism, focusing also on the major men/movements associated with each school, Marx and socialism, Bakunin and anarchy, and CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) and syndicalism. He then lays out problems that will exist for the future if these philosophies are adhered to and focuses on various areas including international relations and science/art. Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970) was a British philosopher considered to be one of the founders of analytic philosophy. He was considered a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, as well as a historian, logician, mathematician, and social critic. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 and wrote several volumes on his views. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Langton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001074/bk_gdan_001074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There's little doubt that most humans today are better off than their forebears. Stunningly so, the economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey argues in the concluding volume of her trilogy celebrating the oft-derided virtues of the bourgeoisie. The poorest of humanity, McCloskey shows, will soon be joining the comparative riches of Japan and Sweden and Botswana. Why? Most economists - from Adam Smith and Karl Marx to Thomas Piketty - say the Great Enrichment since 1800 came from accumulated capital. McCloskey disagrees - fiercely. "Our riches," she argues, "were made not by piling brick on brick, bank balance on bank balance, but by piling idea on idea." Capital was necessary, but so was the presence of oxygen. It was ideas, not matter, that drove "trade-tested betterment". Nor were institutions the drivers. The World Bank orthodoxy of "add institutions and stir" doesn't work and didn't. McCloskey builds a powerful case for the initiating role of ideas - ideas for electric motors and free elections, of course, but more deeply the bizarre and liberal ideas of equal liberty and dignity for ordinary folk. Liberalism arose from theological and political revolutions in Northwest Europe, yielding a unique respect for betterment and its practitioners and upending ancient hierarchies. Commoners were encouraged to have a go, and the bourgeoisie took up the Bourgeois Deal, and we were all enriched. Few economists or historians write like McCloskey - her ability to invest the facts of economic history with the urgency of a novel, or of a leading case at law, is unmatched. She summarizes modern economics and modern economic history with verve and lucidity yet sees through to the really big scientific conclusion. Not matter, but ideas. Big books don't come any more ambitious or captivating than Bourgeois Equality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002260/bk_gdan_002260_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.