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The Resource Marxism and democracy, Joseph V. Femia

Marxism and democracy, Joseph V. Femia

Label
Marxism and democracy
Title
Marxism and democracy
Statement of responsibility
Joseph V. Femia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The collapse of the Soviet Union would seem to sound the death knell for Marxism as a blueprint for social change. Why has this doctrine--the repository of so many hopes and dreams--failed in its grand ambition to liberate the human race from poverty and oppression? Through a critical and systematic analysis of what Marx and his interpreters had to say about democracy, Joseph Femia sheds light on the reasons for this failure. His book explores the bewildering variety of Marxist attitudes to democracy, and relates this diversity to Marxism's inconsistent goals: active political participation and all-embracing central planning, human emancipation and collective submission to the dialectical "truths" of history. Dr. Femia explains why Marxism's internal contradictions have always, in practice, been "solved" through the imposition of despotic modes of government. Marxism's tragic flaw, he concludes, is its unwillingness to recognize the distinctiveness and independence of the individual
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Femia, Joseph V
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communist state
  • People's democracies
  • Democracy
Label
Marxism and democracy, Joseph V. Femia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27381466
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 187 pages
Isbn
9780198279211
Isbn Type
(alk. paper : pbk. : USA only)
Lccn
93009236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1535521
Label
Marxism and democracy, Joseph V. Femia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27381466
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 187 pages
Isbn
9780198279211
Isbn Type
(alk. paper : pbk. : USA only)
Lccn
93009236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1535521

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