Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in Marx’s Capital inspired, in particular, by the crisis of 2008–9 and the period of slow growth that has followed. Marx was capitalism’s greatest critic and his work retains its relevance 150 years after its initial publication. Here, Choonara breaks down the thousand page text, making it inviting and accessible for the reader. A Reader’s Guide to Capital is an essential tool for students, activists, and others looking to read this classic text today.
Joseph Choonara teaches international political economy at King’s College London. He is the author of Unravelling Capitalism, a columnist for Socialist Review, and an editorial board member of International Socialism.