A Marxist History of the World: From Neanderthals to Neoliberals (Counterfire)

A Marxist History of the World: From Neanderthals to Neoliberals (Counterfire)

Neil Faulkner


This magisterial research of human background - from 'Lucy', the 1st hominid, to the present nice Recession - combines the insights of previous generations of Marxist historians with radical new rules concerning the historic procedure. analyzing heritage opposed to the grain, Neil Faulkner finds that what occurred long ago used to be now not predetermined. offerings have been widespread and various. varied results - liberation or barbarism - have been usually attainable. Rejecting the top-down strategy of traditional heritage, Faulkner contends that it's the mass motion of standard people who drives nice occasions. before everything of the twenty first century - with monetary catastrophe, conflict, weather disaster and deep type divisions - people face possibly the best concern within the lengthy historical past of our species. The lesson of A Marxist background of the realm is that, seeing that we created our previous, we will additionally create a greater destiny.

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