Review: Terry Eagleton. Why Marx was Right. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. (A Giddiyap Society Book Selection.)
Eagleton sets out to justify Marx's ways to Americans and others in the reasonable, chatty, chastely hip tones of the British clerical class, with dry witticisms strewn here and there, though some are good enough to be sound-bites or maybe even bumper-stickers. The book divides into ten chapters, each dealing with a standard liberal accusation about Marxism — not the kind of wack-job nonsense you get from pimple-faces and talking heads, mind you, the kind of reasonably misinformed chatter you'd hear from your colleagues in the Faculty dining room.