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The New York intellectuals : the rise and decline of the anti-Stalinist left from the 1930s to the 1980s

Author: Alan M Wald
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wald wirtes of the group's efforts in the 1930s to build a Marxist alternative to the official Communist movement and the aftermath of that in the post war intellectual world.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wald, Alan M., 1946-
New York intellectuals.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)654384515
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan M Wald
ISBN: 0807817163 9780807817162 0807841692 9780807841693
OCLC Number: 14273419
Description: xvi, 440 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Political Amnesia --
Origins of the Anti-Stalinist Left --
Jewish Internationalists --
The Non-Jewish Jews --
Portrait: Elliot Cohen --
Portrait: Lionel Trilling --
Portrait: Herbert Solow --
From Cultural Pluralism to Revolutionary Internationalism --
Dissident Communists --
The Menorah Group Moves Left --
New Allies: Sidney Hook, James Rorty, Charles Rumford Walker --
The National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners (NCDPP) and the League of Professionals --
The Intellectual Disease --
Radical Modernists --
In Defense of Literature --
Other Dissident Writers and Critics on the Left: James T. Farrell, F.W. Dupee, Edmund Wilson --
The Appeal of Trotskyism --
Revolutionary Intellectuals --
Philosophers and Revolutionists --
The Non-Partisan Labor Defense Committee (NPLD) and the American Workers Party --
Party Factionalism and the "French Turn" --
The Eastman Heresies --
Marxism and Pragmatism --
The Moscow Trials --
The American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky --
The Hearings in Mexico --
Marxist Cultural Renaissance --
The Ambiguities of Anti-Stalinism --
Twilight of the Thirties --
Cannonites and Shachtmanites --
Party Leaders and Party Politics --
Portrait: James P. Cannon --
Portrait: Max Shachtman --
James Burnham: From Neo-Thomism to Trotskyism --
Schism --
The Second Imperialist War --
The Enigma of World War II --
Dwight Macdonald: From Trotskyism to Anarcho-Pacifism --
Meyer Schapiro: Socialist Internationalist --
The Politics of Literary Criticism.
Responsibility: by Alan M. Wald.

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In contrast to other scholars who emphasize the affinity of the "New York Intellectuals" for literary modernism and its largely Jewish composition as its defining characteristics, Wald finds these  Read more...

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