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Posted September 12, 2002
Leon Trotsky asked George Novack to study this topic, give the lectures involved, write this book. George always saw this as his task in memorial to the OLD MAN, and his duty to take up the cudgels of Marxist Philosophy. Once real Marxism is revived in the world, George Novack will become know as the leading Marxist Philsopher after the Russians, Lenin, Trotsky, Plekhanov and all the revisionist, pseudo marxist, academic fools will be known for what they are. This is a book that registers the transformation of a man, what being a revolutionist can bring into your life. It is simple, clear, but not superficial, and it begins your trip through the many texts George wrote continuing what Marx Lenin and Trotsky taught. Maybe you can get the flame and continue the battle forward.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 17, 2002
This book is the compilation of a lecture series in which a scholar lad bare a fundamental shortcoming underlying how science is understood and viewed in modern society and -- true to form -- offered an improvement. Mr. Novack carefully cultivated his skill in fulfilling one of the unwritten rules of science: he proved a profound understanding of rigorous concepts by rendering them in everyday terms. The result is gems like this one. So why is philosophy important? There is much wisdom in the proverb, 'nothing is more practical than a good theory.' If you can't think your way out of a paper bag, how can you change the world? The contradictions and misconceptions of 'globalization' must be understood on their own terms so as to be able to break through them and establish a new order. This is precisely the type of push-pull interaction that exemplifies the dialectical nature of reality Novack explained so clearly in this volume. Read it. Reason is what will build the foundations for a reasonable world. If you, too, are disgusted by how much creative energy is wasted by designing and advertising useless products, if you're revolted by the logic of a society that can justify bombing the world's poorest nations, killing a dozen or a hundred of their citizens daily, as a perfectly reasonable way of keeping its economic indexes from slipping a fraction of a point: then George Novack is for you!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.