Unfinished Business: Twenty Years of Socialist Review

Socialist Review Collective, Author Verso $0 (300p) ISBN 978-0-86091-307-8
These densely written and highly theoretical essays, which originally appeared in the Socialist Review , will be of interest to political historians and those who want to take another look at socialism in light of its recent collapse in Eastern Europe. The pieces range from a discussion of European Communist alternatives to Soviet Communism to the future of American politics from a hardline socialist perspective. Among the most thought-provoking pieces is Barbara Ehrenreich's 1984 essay advocating a socialist-feminist approach to changing econonic conditions, despite the inadequacy of the movement's original analysis of patriarchy and capitalism. Also notable is Paul Joseph's 1982 article on the growing danger of nuclear war--a thorough examination of the positions held by nuclear-use theorists (NUTs) who believe it is possible to win a nuclear war and by advocates of mutual assured destruction (MAD) who believe deterrence is the path to salvation. Joseph believes a successful peace movement must be willing to make ``pragmatic compromises'' and to develop a critique of American national security policy as a context for opposition to nuclear weapons. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1991
Release date: 01/01/1991
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 300 pages - 978-0-86091-524-9
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