: The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (): Karl Marx: Books. Marx’s account of the rise of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte is one of his most important texts. Written after the defeat of the revolution in France and Bona . “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte” is one of Karl Marx’ most profound and most brilliant monographs. It may be considered the best work extant on.

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Showing of 14 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Karl Marx, the self-proclaimed revolutionary socialist, almost never wrote about socialism. Instead, virtually everything he wrote and theorized about concerned the society of modern capitalism and how it worked on various levels: There may be no better example of this basic reality about Marx’s Marxism than this little book, originally published as a series of newspaper articles about the circumstances behind the French coup d’etat of December that overthrow a democratic republic and ushered in a the authoritarian regime of Charles-Louis Napoleon Bonaparte nephew of his more famous name-sake.

This book should be read for its literary qualities along. The wit, style and humor is unmatched. It also serves as a primer on several key Marxian conceptions including social psychology and political ideology in its treatment of how ideology and political illusions function as self-deceptions hiding underlying motivations decades before Freud developed the concepts of the unconscious and repressed meaning; how and why under bruamire circumstances the ruling classes of modern capitalism opt for authoritarianism over democracy; the complex interplay of individual temperament brujaire broad historical realities that lead most people to think that their opinions, prejudices and politics are unique expressions of themselves outside and independent from the social context in which they were formed; and the problems of a relatively late-developing and uneven form of capitalism that help explain why the 19th century French bourgeoisie had such difficulty consolidating its position as ruling class compared with its British and later, American, counter-parts.


Thus the repeated revolutionary upheavals and political crises expressing their retarded hegemony that are not fully exhausted until the failed military uprising by right-wing elements of the French army in ! Or perhaps the left-wing Student Revolution of ? I use this text often in classes I teach on modern European history, and am invariably bemused by how it reduces to dumb-founded silence all such allegations by those who have never read a line of Marx, often followed by befuddled efforts to nit-pick this or that aspect of Marx’s analysis, and the broader theory of modern capitalist society it expresses, worthy of the most pusillanimous Scholasticism of the later Middle Ages or the most precious post-structuralist textual exegesis.

Unfortunately for them the end of history proclaimed a generation ago is still a long way off. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. A Study in the Writing and Acting of History. Of the various works of Karl Marx, Wilson suggested that this one would pass muster as the most readable and lively polemic. It has been a tumultuous three years since the revolutions of had swept over Europe. Effectively, Louis Napoleon did the same, in terms of the Second Republic, of which he was President, ending it on December 02, Marx commences his work with a famous aphorism that I have heard numerous times, but never with attribution: He forgot to add: The identical caricature marks also the conditions under which the second edition of the eighteenth Brumaire is issued.

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx

Various now obscure French politicians are mentioned, with the assumption the reader will know who they are, and what role they played.

Marx weaves back and forth across time, often in a disjointed way. He does recap the events of those three years towards the end of his work. Essentially, the proletariat led the revolution of All parties united against them, and they were shelved. Exclusive power of the bourgeois republic lasted only from June 24 to Dec.

Ultimately it would not be a story that would end well, as the rule of the aristocracy of finance would be reasserted.


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With a Marxian flair: Or, ripped from a fairly recent headline: Sometimes it is difficult to end on an up-note, so why bother? For as Marx said: Marx gets five stars; the edition no stars. I have the Bi Classics Pocket Edition with the Daumier drawing on its cover –a “first” edition from The publisher should change its name to “Bipolar Classics. The pamphlet consists of seven sections but Bipolar has printed only six, omitting the final section, which can be found, for example, in Robert C.

Another problem is that while footnotes are added to the first section, none follow the subsequent sections, as if the publisher had a sudden change of mind–hence my charge of bipolarism. I recommended this book to my sister who found the Kindle translations impossible.

This is a great book.

Just two paragraphs into the preface, I was thinking “Wha I was unable to find any decent translation for Kindle and will revert to an old fashioned book. Marx and I both deserve at least that. As new Very pleased. Public domain translation from Clumsy, terribly written, full of typos.

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