From International Socialism, No.21, Summer 1965, p.30.
Transcribed & marked up by by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
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A life of Marx by liberalism’s leading theorist – what on a Marxist view should we expect it to be like? A catalogue of errors, perhaps, a seeking out of Marx’s bad temper or anti-semitism? Alas, this is for its size is the best single volume on Marx himself that exists. The present edition has been rewritten in the light of recent studies of the early Marx. The portraits not only of Marx and Engels, but also of their friends and opponents are incisive and illuminating. All that remains dubious is whether on Marx’s own premises Berlin should have been able to write it.
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