Ends in Sight: Marx/Fukuyama/Hobsbawm/Anderson

By Gregory Elliott

Following the disappearance of the Soviet Union, students around the political spectrum tackled the world-historical value of the tip of communism. This e-book addresses the balance-sheets of contemporary political heritage provided through 3 writers -- Francis Fukuyama, Eric Hobsbawm and Perry Anderson -- evaluating them with the long run projected by way of Marx within the Communist Manifesto.

Gregory Elliott argues that Marx is imperative to all 3 bills and that, besides the Manifesto, they shape a quartet of analyses of the consequences and clients of capitalism and socialism, that are of putting up with importance for the Left.

This publication presents a readable survey of key old and political thinkers that may entice an individual attracted to smooth political concept.

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Forty eight. 32. Ibid. , p. ninety. 132 Elliott 01 chaps 132 20/11/07 14:36:12 NOTES 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. forty. forty-one. forty two. forty three. forty four. forty five. forty six. forty seven. forty eight. forty nine. 50. fifty one. fifty two. fifty three. fifty four. fifty five. fifty six. fifty seven. fifty eight. fifty nine. 60. sixty one. sixty two. sixty three. sixty four. sixty five. sixty six. Ibid. , p. 112. Ibid. , p. 129. Ibid. , p. 123. Ibid. , p. 131. Ibid. , p. one hundred thirty five. Ibid. , p. 204; emphasis additional. Ibid. , p. one hundred twenty five. Ibid. , p. 229. Ibid. , pp. 233, 242. Ibid. , p. 238. stated in ibid. , p. sixty six. Ibid. , p. 278. Ibid. , p. 280. Ibid. , pp. 279–80. Ibid. , p. 289. Ibid. , p. 292. Ibid. , p. 293. Ibid. , p. 314. Ibid. , p. 334; emphasis in unique. Ibid. , p. 338. See Joseph McCarney, ‘Endgame’, Radical Philosophy, no. sixty two, Autumn 1992; and cf. McCarney, ‘Shaping Ends: Reflections on Fukuyama’, New Left overview, no. 202, November/December 1993. See Alex Callinicos, Theories and Narratives: Reflections at the Philosophy of background, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1994, ch. 1: the following p. 38. See Karl Marx, Capital: A Critique of Political financial system, vol. 1, trans. Ben Fowkes, Harmondsworth: Penguin/NLR, 1976, pp. 102–3. Fukuyama, finish of heritage, p. one hundred thirty. Ibid. , p. fifty six. Ibid. , p. 139. Ibid. , p. xv. the picture is repeated on p. 134. Louis Althusser and Étienne Balibar, analyzing ‘Capital’, trans. Ben Brewster, London: New Left Books, 1970, p. a hundred and twenty. See Louis Althusser, The Spectre of Hegel: Early Writings, ed. François Matheron and trans. G. M. Goshgarian, London and ny: Verso, 1997, pp. 206–9. Cf. Fukuyama, finish of historical past, p. xviii. Anderson, area of Engagement, p. 336. See Callinicos, Theories and Narratives, specifically pp. 17–21, criticising Deutscherite reactions to Fukuyama by way of Anderson, Fred Halliday and the current writer. Cf. , notwithstanding, Alex Callinicos, The Revenge of heritage: Marxism and the East ecu Revolutions, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991, for an issue on the contrary. Jorge Semprun is quoted from Le Monde, 15 October 1991, in Emmanuel Terray, Le troisième jour du communisme, Arles: Actes Sud, 1992, p. 133 Elliott 01 chaps 133 20/11/07 14:36:12 ENDS IN SIGHT sixty seven. sixty eight. sixty nine. 70. seventy one. seventy two. seventy three. ninety two. Terray notes the echo of Sartre’s Preface to Critique of Dialectical cause, vol. 1, trans. Alan Sheridan-Smith and ed. Jonathan Rée, London: New Left Books, 1976, p. 822. Kojève, Hegel, p. 185. Cf. Vincent Descombes, smooth French Philosophy, trans. L. Scott-Fox and J. M. Harding, Cambridge: Cambridge college Press, 1980, p. 14. Fukuyama, finish of background, p. 336. Ibid. , p. xvii. Cf. pp. 25, forty eight, 153, 2 hundred. In his 2006 Afterword, Fukuyama himself notes that ‘[t]he US ... was once born with the beginning disorder of slavery, which was once authorized by way of democratic majorities and enshrined in its constitution’: ibid. , p. 350. Ibid. , p. 245. Ibid. , p. 250. W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman, 1066 and All That, London: Macmillan, 1930, p. 113. The correct bankruptcy is entitled ‘A undesirable Thing’. bankruptcy three 1. Eric Hobsbawm, Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism, London: Little, Brown, 2007, p. 1. 2. See Eric Hobsbawm, ‘Goodbye to All That’, in Robin Blackburn (ed. ), After the autumn: The Failure of Communism and the way forward for Socialism, London and ny: Verso, 1991, p. 124; the recent Century, trans. Allan Cameron, London: Little, Brown, 2000, pp. 114, 166.

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