Dissident Marxism: Past Voices for Present Times

Dissident Marxism: Past Voices for Present Times

We are witnessing the beginning of a brand new politics -- anti-capitalist, libertarian and anti-war. yet the place do brand new dissidents come from? Dissident Marxism argues that their roots are available within the existence and paintings of an previous iteration of socialist revolutionaries, together with such inspiring figures because the Soviet poet Mayakovsky, the Marxist thinker Karl Korsch, Communist historians Edward Thompson and Dona Torr, the Egyptian surrealist Georges Henein, American New Left economists Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy, advocates of 3rd international liberation together with Walter Rodney and Samir Amin, Harry Braverman, the writer of work and Monopoly Capital, and David Widgery, the journalist of the may well '68 revolts.

What those writers shared used to be a dedication to the values of socialism-from-below, the concept switch needs to be pushed through the mass routine of the oppressed. In a global ruled by means of droop, fascism and struggle, they retained a dedication to overall democracy. 

Dissident Marxism describes the left in historical past. a few readers will take pleasure in it as a historical past of innovative socialism within the years among Stalin's upward push and the autumn of the Berlin Wall. Others will locate right here a not easy thesis -- that the main enduring of left-wing traditions, and hugely correct to the days we are living in at the present time, have been situated in an area among the recent Left and Trotskyism. Dissident Marxism explores the lives and contemplating one of the most artistic and amazing contributors of the 20 th century left, and asks if the hot anti-capitalist move may provide a chance for simply such one other left-wing new release to emerge?

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