ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Critique of Political Economy-Neglected Aspects

The Marxian Concept of Capital and the Soviet Experience: Essay in Critique of Political Economy by Paresh Chattopadhyay; Prager, London, 1994. PARESH CHATTOPADHYAYs book is an important, timely, and refreshing contribution to the Marxist literature on socialism and the critique of political economy, and a novel approach to the long- debated question of the nature of old Soviet society. Through extensive research in primary sources in German and Russian, Chattopadhyay presents a thorough analysis of some neglected aspects of Marx' s critique of political economy, as well as a brilliant application of this analysis to the case of the Soviet Union. Chattopadhyay's book is technical, but accessible and extremely clear in its presentation. It is a research project with long-lasting value to the students of Marx in both the academia and the movements for social change. This is a profound and solid case in support of Marx's libertarian perspective and the viability of his vision of socialism.

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