Saturday, June 9, 2018

Five books to understand Marxism

Aaron Bastani is co-founder and senior editor at Novara Media. He holds a PhD from the New Political Communication Unit, University of London, examining social movements in the digital environment which fail to correspond to the traditional logic of collective action. His research interests include new media, social movements, asymmetric strategies and post-scarcity political economy. His new book is Fully Automated Luxury Communism.

One of Bastani's five books to better understand Marxism, as shared at the Guardian:
If [David Harvey’s Companion to Marx’s Capital] is a good way to become acquainted with Marxist economics, Francis Wheen’s Karl Marx allows the reader to situate his output within the context of 19th-century Europe. While far from politically sympathetic, the biography is informative and light, humanising a figure diminished for much of the last 100 years.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue