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Marxism and the Open Mind by John Lewis

By John Lewis

In Marxism and the Open Mind, John Lewis seeks to provide an explanation for Marxism as a process of inspiration. In doing so, he addresses the studied forget or gruesome misrepresentation that he feels characterizes Western attitudes towards Marxism. Lewis additionally goals to stimulate what he believes to be an extended late re-examination of Marxism within the gentle of what used to be modern notion in 1957, the 12 months of the book's unique e-book and the peak of the chilly warfare era.

The essays contain chapters on human rights and a dialogue on Marxism and liberty. Marxist ethics, a much-neglected subject, is the topic of an essay that bargains with one of the most deeply felt criticisms of Marxism within the Nineteen Fifties. the moral facets of Marxism are tested once more in a contribution to the talk on Marxism and faith. the quantity concludes with essays on Berdyaev and Sartre, which strike a notice at the Marxist estimation of those thinkers, and with an essay on Marxist humanism.

The essays hide a large box of notion, uniting an in depth and sympathetic examine of Marxism with a serious judgment rooted in educational education at 3 universities and event within the Christian ministry.

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