Why Marxism? The Continuing Success of a Failed Theory

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Why Marxism? The Continuing Success of a Failed Theory

By Robert G. Wesson
Basic Books, 1976
281 pp. $12.95
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Why, the author asks, despite its many failures in prediction and practice, does Marxism have such a worldwide appeal? The reason, he suggests, is that it can be made to serve the needs of diverse protest groups and radical movements. A well-written book.