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Samir Amin’s Swansong Does Not Disappoint: Marx & Philosophy on “Only People Make Their Own History”

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Only People Make Their Own History: Writings on Capitalism, Imperialism, and Revolution
246 pp, $21 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-769-8
By Samir Amin

Reviewed by John McKay

“For many of us the later writings of a great thinker offer a particular allure—the mature reflections on a life’s work, the winnowing of major themes and long-term passions, the admissions of mistakes or the elation of being proved right all along. Sometimes these swansongs disappoint, but not this one! For those of us who have studied and gained much from Amin’s many writings over the years, the opportunity to have in one relatively compact volume some final thoughts on the key arguments advanced and elaborated over a long and productive career is extremely valuable….”

Read the review at Marx & Philosophy Review of Books

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