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New Left Review I/237, September-October 1999

Terry Eagleton

Self-Realization, Ethics, and Socialism

The cover of Sean Sayers’s new study [*] Sean Sayers, Marxism and Human Nature, Routledge, London 1998, £45 hb. displays a black-and-white photograph of Karl Marx, the bushy dark patch of his mouth in arresting contrast with the encircling white halo of beard and hair. The book proposes an argument as bold, graphic and firmly delineated as its cover, though with something of the same lack of tint and nuance.

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