Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Book Challenge Day 18: A nonfiction book that changed your perspective on an issue

This may be the hardest book I ever read. I first read it in my Philosophy of History class, the hardest collegiate class I ever took, and it made me look at the world and history as I had never had before. As someone who has loved history her entire life, this book was the key that unlocked so many mysteries for me. Before this book, we studied Hegel and I though the dialectical was a huge deal. When I read Marx's response to the dialectical, I felt like all the bricks fell into place. I am a Marxist historian because of this book. My view of history, shapes my view of the world. How I view politics, economic and social trends, cultural shifts, art, and literature is influenced by this Marx's theories. In short, I am a Marxist. This is different the being a communist or even a socialist, but that is tough for some folks to get.  Here is one of my favorite quotes:

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