By Goran Therborn
A entire heritage of the advance of Marxist idea by way of an immense social theorist. during this succinct and panoramic work—both stimulating for the professional and available to the final reader—one of the world's top social theorists, G?ran Therborn, tackles the query of the trajectory of Marxism within the 20th century and its legacy for radical notion within the twenty-first. Addressing the historical past of serious idea from the modern vantage-point characterised by way of postmodernism, post-Marxism and opinions of Eurocentrism, Therborn probes how the hot theoretical currents—including these of Slavoj Zizek, Antonio Negri, and Alain Badiou—have coped with the replaced highbrow in addition to political and fiscal contexts. within the mild of those discussions, Therborn then proceeds to a world research of the parameters of twenty-first century politics. this may turn into the basic appraisal of Marxism within the smooth age.