Marx and Engels: Their Contribution to the Democratic Breakthrough

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According to Nimtz, no two people contributed more to the struggle for democracy in the nineteenth century than Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. Presenting the first major study of the two thinkers in the past twenty years and the first since the collapse of the Soviet Union, this book challenges many widely held views about their democratic credentials and their attitudes and policies on the peasantry, the importance of national self-determination, the struggle for women s equality, their so-called Eurocentric bias, political and party organizing, and the possibility for socialist revolution in an overwhelmingly peasant and underdeveloped country like late-nineteenth-century Russia.
 

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Contents

The Quest for Democratic Rule
14
Chapter
29
Chapter Three
57
Chapter Four
83
Chapter
141
Chapter Seven
169
Chapter Eight
197
Chapter Nine
223
Chapter
253
Conclusions
285
Notes
307
Bibliography
359
Index
365
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August H. Nimtz, Jr. is Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Islam and Politics in East Africa: The Sufi Order in Tanzania.

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