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The essential anthology of writings by the world's leading Marxist thinker: this book presents a sequence of landmark works in David Harvey's intellectual journey over five decades.
It shows how experiencing the riots, despair and injustice of 1970s Baltimore led him to seek an explanation of capitalist inequalities via Marx and to a sustained intellectual engagement that has made him the world's leading exponent of Marx's work.
The book takes the reader through the development of his unique synthesis of Marxist method and geographical understanding that has allowed him to develop a series of powerful insights into the ways of the world, from the new mechanics of imperialism, crises in financial markets and the effectiveness of car strikers in Oxford, to the links between nature and change, why Sacre Coeur was built in Paris, and the meaning of the postmodern condition.
David Harvey is renowned for originality, acumen and the transformative value of his insights. This book shows why.
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David Harvey is an inspiration for me, and for people who desperately want a just world order. One of the most perceptive and intelligent thinkers the progressive movement has. -- Owen Jones, author of 'Chavs' and 'The Establishment' Harvey is a scholarly radical; his writing is free of journalistic cliches, full of facts and carefully thought-through ideas -- Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics A consistent and intelligent voice on the left * Financial Times * David Harvey provoked a revolution in his field and has inspired a generation of radical intellectuals -- Naomi Klein