Andrew Collier breathes new life into the achievements of Karl Marx, arguing that his work is still of vital relevance in today's global climate of inequality. Covering all the elements of Marxist thought from his early writings to his masterpiece, Das Kapital, Collier probes the apparent inconsistencies in Marx's work and reclaims him as a philosopher and political theorist. This jargon-free introduction is a timely reminder of his undiminished influence, and will fascinate students, activists and interested readers alike.
"A superb new introduction to Marx's thought. Andrew Collier draws readers into this discussion with the relaxed grace and wit of a valued conversation partner, and demonstrates why Marxian thought continues to find an audience in the twenty-first century." Mark Rupert, Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University and author of Ideologies of Globalization"Collier has written a first-rate introduction to Karl Marx. He surveys the full range of Marx's writings with lucidity and intelligence." Warren Breckman, Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Marx, the Young Hegelians, and the Origins of Radical Social Theory