Two Intellectual Giants of the American Left

  • Paul Buhle
Keywords: History, Marxism

Abstract

Instead of theory, early U.S. radicals excelled in reportage, like John Reed's Ten Days That Shook the World, or fiction, like Upton Sinclair's packing-house shocker The Jungle. To Europeans American thought seemed impermeable to the difficult ideas of Marxism. That changed with the founding of Monthly Review in 1949, which marked a newly realized if not entirely new trend in American Marxist thought.

Author Biography

Paul Buhle

Paul Buhleis a comics editor and a retired professor of history.

Published
2018-06-08
Section
Review