Kolakowski's Anti-Marx

@article{Miliband1981KolakowskisA,
  title={Kolakowski's Anti-Marx},
  author={Ralph Miliband},
  journal={Political Studies},
  year={1981},
  volume={29},
  pages={115 - 122}
}
L E S Z E K K O L A K O W S K I describes his history of Marxist thought as a ‘handbook’, but the description is not very accurate. His three volumes d o provide a remarkably comprehensive survey of the writings which have contributed to form the ‘main currents’ of Marxism. But a handbook is supposed to be an explanatory guide, in which the author’s opinions do not obtrude too insistently. Kolakowski could not have written such a book, on this subject. He is much too deeply engaged; and his… 

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