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Karl Marx: His Ideology, His Successes and Failures, and the Communist Manifesto

Narrated by: Eric LaCord
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Philosophy
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Summary

The man who started communism. 

Communism has been frowned on and praised equally among the nations. Some communist nations have collapsed, other ones are still intact in one way or another. Find out what went through the man’s mind who invented this system as a response to the increasing gap between the rich and the poor and the exploitation he feared would only grow. Some critical thinking can help you get a more sophisticated perspective on the reasons why his ideology has or has not worked, and the differences between how his theories and views were applied in various areas in the world. You will also learn about:

  • Modern sociology.
  • The theory of alienation, which relates to the worker under capitalism.
  • Karl Marx’s historical background and analyses.
  • Theories concerning human nature, economics, society, and consciousness.
  • The different styles of communism that have been implemented during and after the revolution.
  • Marxism beliefs and criticism on those same beliefs.
  • The aspects of Chinese communism that typify the nation’s productiveness and structure. 
  • Thoughts on the Communist Manifesto, laws of labor and capital. 

If you are puzzled why several billions of people have voluntarily or involuntarily lived in a communist regime, how ideologies have led to the rise and downfall of unions and nations, and how a complete Cold War raged for a few decades because of communism, then educate yourself and start by listening to this audiobook.

©2018 Vincent Noot (P)2019 Vincent Noot

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  • Toby
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  • 19-01-19

Very nice

I was wondering what was up with Karl Marx and his ideology for communism. Half of the world couldn't be all misled, right? I guess so, but there was still something to it, and I understand what the thought behind it was a lot better now. The narrator was really good. That's what I liked about it too.

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  • Alisha
  • 19-01-19

This is interesting

I think a lot of people don't really understand the ideology of Karl Marx, his influence on communism, his philosophical take on society, and what could have been a better way without turning all of the Soviet Union into a dictatorship. Even if you don't agree with everything he claims or argues, it's still good to know more about the historical background of what half the world once believed (and some still do).