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Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx, The
Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx, The
by Alex Callinicos
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to Marxist theory, 6 Nov 2013
To be rather impolite and keep it short; this book offered an excellent introduction to Marxist theory. It is one of the best I have read.


Why Marx Was Right
Why Marx Was Right
by Terry Eagleton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.91

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A service to political reflection, 15 Jan 2013
This review is from: Why Marx Was Right (Paperback)
This book was much needed. The well-read Marxist will probably gain little additional knowledge from it. However, it is a fantastic and enjoyable read, funny, ironic and launching a devastating attack against many of Marx's critics. The book answers to ten of the most common critiques of Marxism. Those who unleash these critiques I am sure will be challenged if they read this book with an open mind. Ultimately, this could be a book for the general reader, the one who would be first helped by an introduction to Marxism and anybody who desires to read to further their limited knowledge of Marxism. I would still recommend reading The Communist Manifesto beforehand. Overall, pick it up.


War of the Flea: The Classic Study of Guerrilla Warfare
War of the Flea: The Classic Study of Guerrilla Warfare
by Robert Taber
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.86

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic and still relavent as ever, 25 Jun 2012
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Some of the predictions Taber makes have been proven wrong by history. Power-hierarchies everywhere can be rest assured that they need not resort to indiscriminate extermination in order to win an irregular war from when it has passed its first stage. Nevertheless, this book is an absolute classic that offers many interesting insights into the method of the seemingly weak in a world where the powerful would otherwise appear to be unbeatable.


Theories of International Relations: Fourth Edition
Theories of International Relations: Fourth Edition
by Scott Burchill
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy purchase for IR students, 25 Jun 2012
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A brilliant introduction to some of the most important theories concerning international relations. It was one of the most beneficial, if not the most beneficial, introductory books that helped me as I studied IR in my first year at university. The chapters written by Andrew Linklater are particularly interesting. However, it could use a chapter on postcolonial theory.


On Guerrilla Warfare
On Guerrilla Warfare
by Mao Tse-Tung
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.43

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended reading for all victims of oppression, 29 Oct 2010
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After reading this book more than once, one can only say that Mao Tse Tung, in relation to his theories on military strategy and guerrilla warfare, is nothing short than a military genius.
He covers important aspects not on speculation, but on first-hand experience and Scientific analysis specifically in reference to his theory of "Protracted Peoples War".
The argument that slowly a revolutionary army should create liberated zones, and through those liberated zones, educate the people and persuade them to fight for the revolutionary cause, is once more, believable and more Scientific than when compared to other strategic theories written on this type of warfare.

Mao Tse Tung's work in this book is invaluable and should be required reading for all people who wish to effectively defend their homeland from foreign invasion or intevention. This book in particular with an introduction by Samuel L Griffin, a former major General of the US Military, is especially profound. Griffin keeps his introduction objective, although it is also clear, that he admires Mao Tse Tung and considers him an intellectual when writing on military strategy.


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