Hunley, J. D.: The Life and Thought of Friedrich Engels: A Reinterpretation
Yale University Press, 1991. 184 pages/sivua. ISBN: 9780300049237, hardcover/kovakantinen, knsipaperit. K4.
This brief but competent intellectual portrait of Engels has two aims. The first is to show the close intellectual agreement between Marx and Engels, challenging the "dichotomists" who argue that Engels was the first revisor of Marxist thought and therefore responsible for the subsequent extremes of Soviet Marxism. The second is to show that Engels was an important thinker in his own right. Tracing Engels's views on epistemology, reform and revolution, and humanism, Hunley makes a compelling case for both his theses. As with Steven Marcus's Engels, Manchester, and the Working Class ( LJ 4/1/74), we are reminded that Engels was more than Marx's shadow.
- T.L. Cooksey, Armstrong State Coll., Savannah, Ga.