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Author: 
Anatole Dolgoff
Reviewer: 
Sean Cashbaugh

Cashbaugh on Dolgoff, 'Left of the Left: My Memories of Sam Dolgoff'


Anatole Dolgoff. Left of the Left: My Memories of Sam Dolgoff. Chico: AK Press, 2016. 400 pp. $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84935-248-2.

Reviewed by Sean Cashbaugh (University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Socialisms (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Gary Roth

Anarchist Memoirs

CfP: "In the Absence of Grand Narratives: Contemporary Challenges for a Historical Theory of Global Capitalism," Proposed Session for the European Social Science History Conference 2018, Belfast

Almost four decades have passed since Jean-François Lyotard proclaimed the end of “grand narratives” as a central feature of the postmodern condition. Since then, the collapse of state socialism further accelerated the de-legitimization and, consequently, the rapid decline of Marxism as one of the “grandest” narrative in both academia and beyond. At the same time, non-Marxist meta-narratives that drew on patterns of modernization and development likewise vanished from debate.

Author: 
Heather Ann Thompson
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Hull

Hull on Thompson, 'Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy'


Heather Ann Thompson. Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. New York: Pantheon, 2016. 752 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-375-42322-2.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Hull (Rutgers University at Newark)
Published on H-Socialisms (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Gary Roth

Attica

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