For some time there has been no direct critique of Marx's ideas from those who value the position he most harshly attacked, bourgeois capitalism. This work developed contrasts Marx's historicist collectivism with a neo-Aristotelian individualism as presented by, among others, David L. Norton and Ayn Rand. It criticizes Marxism based on this position, the one he most directly disparaged.
Tibor R. Machan is the R. C. Hoiles Professor of Business Ethics & Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University, Orange, CA and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
1 Preface: Why Bother with Karl Marx Again? 2 Acknowledgements 3 Essentials of Marxism 4 Further Vital Elements of Marxism 5 Definitions, Human Nature, and Alienation 6 People, Capitalism, and Exploitation 7 Socialism as Reactionary Conservatism 8 Liberty versus Marxist Liberation 9 Socialism-Democratic or Dictatorial? 10 Communism: Humanity Matured? 11 Marxism versus Free Capitalism 12 Appendix: A Dialogue on Marxism by Sidney Hook and Tibor Machan 13 References 14 Index