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on 3 March 2009
This is a heavily abridged version of Das Kapital which on top of that has no references and no footnotes. Given that this piece of information is not available in the description of the item which is supposed to be a 'Collector's Edition' I felt cheated when I got this book for which I paid an unreasonable sum of money.
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on 14 June 2011
Interpreted and with foreword from someone who knows nothing about Marx, unable to formulate critical thinking and analysis. Best avoided. The best one to get is the Penguine version of Capital that goes along with the David Harvey lecture series which are free online.
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on 8 October 2012
£7.19 for an abridged version of an out of copyright text? I think the Marxist critique of capitalism is proved absolutely correct. Mind you, Mein Kampf is over £28...
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on 4 August 2013
To understand the modern world I think that everyone should at least read Das Kapital, the Koran, the Bible and Mein Kampf. We can only comment upon the state we find the world in by understanding how it got there the, ideas that formed and the minds that shaped it. The book does not disappoint, although the ideas are now dated. The world that Marx inhabited was very different to the one we now live in.
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on 7 August 2013
As much as i loathe communism, this book was very good at giving the reader a back ground and working knowledge of Marxism and the like. Very useful in a debate!
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on 8 January 2014
Can not see how people could have taken these ideas on-board it is heavy going turgid and dated even for the late19th century
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on 13 January 2014
According to legend the boss of HSBC bought a copy of Das Capital (or sent a minion to buy one!) to explain what on earth was happening in the credit crunch. The people who run the economy haven't a clue as to how it works and have to go running to "The Enemy" to find out! This is a well-written and lucid exposition of the workings of capitalism.

Explaining the world is one thing. Changing it is another. Marx would probably have been disgusted by some of the people who have called themselves Marxists in the time since his death. Some have betrayed the working class, others have sought to lord it over them.

Don't let that blind you to the validity of his argument in Capital
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