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An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital
by Michael Heinrich 
translated by Alex Locascio 

“An excellent little introduction to Marx’s masterpiece.”
—Doug Henwood, editor, Left Business Observer
“A ‘must-read’ in our time of crisis.”
—Paul LeBlanc, La Roche College; author, From Marx to Gramsci 
“The best introduction to Capital I have read.”
—Michael Perelman, California State University, Chico; author, The Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism 
“A brilliant presentation of Marx’s Capital.”
—Paddy Quick, St. Francis College; member, Union for Radical Political Economics
“Likely the best short introduction to Marx’s Capital to ever appear in English.”
—Riccardo Bellofiore, University of Bergamo, Italy; co-editor, Re-Reading Marx
“The best and most comprehensive introduction to Marx’s Capital there is.”
—Werner Bonefeld, Department of Politics, University of York
“A fundamental reinterpretation and understanding of Marx’s theory.”
—John Milios, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Heinrich’s modern interpretation of Capital is now available to English-speaking readers for the first time. It has gone through nine editions in Germany, is the standard work for Marxist study groups, and is used widely in German universities. The author systematically covers all three volumes of Capital and explains all the basic aspects of Marx’s critique of capitalism in a way that is clear and concise. He provides background information on the intellectual and political milieu in which Marx worked, and looks at crucial issues beyond the scope of Capital, such as class struggle, the relationship between capital and the state, accusations of historical determinism, and Marx’s understanding of communism. Uniquely, Heinrich emphasizes the monetary character of Marx’s work, in addition to the traditional emphasis on the labor theory of value, thus highlighting the relevance of Capital to the age of financial explosions and implosions. 

Michael Heinrich teaches economics in Berlin and is managing editor of PROKLA: Journal for Critical Social Science. He is the author of The Science of Value: Marx’s Critique of Political Economy between Scientific Revolution and Classical Tradition, and editor, with Werner Bonefeld, of Capital and Critique: After the “New Reading” of Marx. Translator Alexander Locascio was previously active in the U.S. labor movement and now lives in Berlin, where he is a member of the party Die Linke and of ver.di, the German service workers union.

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