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More Hunt On Engels May 9, 2009

Posted by Garibaldy in Capitalism, History, Marxism.
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Tritam Hunt discusses Engels’ classic The Condition of the Working Class in England in today’s Guardian. As with his last piece on Engels, this is an advertising move, this time for a new Penguin edition of the work he has done an introduction for. Hunt compares the Manchester of Engels’ time to modern conditions. It’s an interesting and depressing read.

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1. WorldbyStorm - May 9, 2009

Thanks for that… sounds useful.

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2. CL - May 9, 2009

There are some deluded folk,-economists among them-who mistake theoretical supply and demand curves for reality.
The works of Engels, Davis, and Ching Kwan Lee show the true social costs behind the production of commodities, value and wealth.

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3. CL - May 9, 2009

Or as Marx, influenced by Engels, put it:

-A great deal of capital, which appears to-day in the United States without any certificate of birth, was yesterday, in England, the capitalised blood of children.-

CH. 31, Capital.

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4. Jim Monaghan - May 10, 2009

I am suprised that in all the stuff on Engels there is no mention as yet on his unfinished history of Ireland. There is a lot from both of the Marx/Engels duo on Ireland, much of it unpublished.Critique, the Hillel Tiictin edited journal had an article on the Collected Owrks which shows the interst they had in Ireland.

Regards
Jim Monaghan

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5. Jim Monaghan - May 11, 2009

Roman Rosdolsky, Engels and the ‘Nonhistoric’ Peoples: the National Question in the Revolution of 1848, Critique, Glasgow, 1987, pp 220, £8.00

http://www.marxists.org/archive/rosdolsky/index.htm

Rosdolsky wrote a critique of Engels on nationalism. I strongly recommend this. He was middle european with a deep interest in forgottten nations.

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