ERIC Number: ED258861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Karl Marx in One Lesson (1818-1883). Series on Public Issues No. 6.
This booklet, one of a series intended to apply economic principles to major social and political issues of the day, starts from the premise that Marxism is a threat to our way of life and offers a critique of fundamental components of the social movement Marx created. The first of six subsections focuses on sources of influence on Karl Marx (including early French socialists, German classical philosophers, and British classical economic theorists) and presents a general overview of Marx's politics, philosophy, and economics. The following three sections present Marx's economic interpretation of history, his views on social systems and change, and his analysis of the rise and fall of capitalism. The two final sections provide critical comments on the development of Marxism in the United States, and point to the need for Marx's influence in the world to be both understood and defused. (LH)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Economics Education, Higher Education, History, Instructional Materials, Marxism, Political Issues, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes
Public Issues, Center for Free Enterprise, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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