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By Harry Harootunian

Harry Harootunian questions the claims of “Western Marxism” and its presumption of the ultimate crowning glory of capitalism. If this shift in Marxism mirrored the popularity that the anticipated revolutions weren't drawing close within the years ahead of global struggle II, its chilly struggle afterlife helped to either unify the West in its fight with the Soviet Union and bolster the assumption that capitalism remained dominant within the contest over development. This ebook deprovincializes Marx and the West’s cultural flip by means of returning to the theorist’s prior factors of capital’s origins and improvement, which a trajectory past Euro-America to Asia, Africa, and Latin the US. Marx’s expansive view exhibits how neighborhood conditions, time, and tradition intervened to reshape capital's procedure of creation in those areas. His define of a diverse international capitalism used to be even more strong than his cartoon of the English event in Capital and is helping clarify the disparate routes that advanced in the course of the 20th century. enticing with the texts of Lenin, Luxemburg, Gramsci, and different pivotal theorists, Harootunian strips modern Marxism of its cultural preoccupation via reinstating the deep relevance of history.

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