Marxism versus Liberalism

Comparative Real-Time Political Analysis

  • August H. Nimtz

Part of the Marx, Engels, and Marxisms book series (MAENMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. August H. Nimtz
    Pages 1-15
  3. August H. Nimtz
    Pages 245-292
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 293-310

About this book


Performing a comparative real-time political analysis, Marxism versus Liberalism presents convincing evidence to sustain two similarly audacious claims: firstly, that Karl Marx and Frederick Engels collectively had better democratic credentials than Alexis de Tocqueville and John Stuart Mill; and secondly, that Vladimir Lenin had better democratic credentials than Max Weber and Woodrow Wilson. When the two sets of protagonists are compared and contrasted in how they read and responded to big political events in motion, this book contends that these Marxists proved to be better democrats than the history’s most prominent Liberals. Exploring the historical scenarios of The European Spring of 1848, the United States Civil War, the 1905 Russian Revolution, the 1917 Russian Revolution, and the end of World War I, Marxism versus Liberalism carefully tests each claim in order to challenge assumed political wisdom.


European Spring of 1848 US Civil War political history 1905 Russian Revolution October Revolution End of the Great War Karl Marx Frederick Engels Vladimir Lenin Tocqueville John Stuart Mill Max Weber Woodrow Wilson liberalism socialism precarity political ideologies Marxism 19th century real-time political analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • August H. Nimtz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24945-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24946-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-7123
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-7131
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