After Marxism calls for a new radical coalition centered around morality and utopian sensibility. The book explores the kinds of commitments, values, and approaches to social realities that may still be described as radical today. These include the determination to end every form of oppression; a freedom to combine many different theories and kinds of analysis; an open and experimental attitude; an appreciation of modernity's great promise of being on our own; an understanding that radical social change encompasses attitudes and behaviors, as well as structures and systems; and a commitment to uniting the various potential radical groups, strands, and energies into a new radical coalition, a heterogeneous "we" founded on a deep sense of solidarity.
About the Author
Ronald Aronson, Ph.D., received his doctorate in the History of Ideas at Brandeis University, where he studied with Herbert Marcuse. A community organizer in the early days of the New Left, he served as an editor of the journal, Studies on the Left. He has written and edited four books on Jean-Paul Sartre, several articles and a book on South Africa, as well as a book that studies the problem of hope in the contemporary world. He is professor and Graduate Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Wayne State University in Detroit.
The book's account of Marxism is both useful and accessible to students