no rhetoric

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Wed Apr 17 06:32:35 MDT 1996


On Wed, 17 Apr 1996 FEDKA at aol.com wrote:

> I am in need of assistance. For some time now I have been pursuing an
> interest in Marxist theory, but it has been for the most part fruitless. When

Louis: I have a high regard for the writings of George Novack, who was
the "house philosopher" of the American ex-Trotskyist group the Socialist
Workers Party. His speciality is the comparison of the Marxist method
with other philosophical schools, including pragmatism and existentialism.

He is not any kind of innovator like Althusser etc. He was content to be
a popularizer of Marxism and wrote in a very lucid and straightforward
manner. If you can ignore the occasional cheerleading he indulges in for
the SWP, you will find any one of his books extremely useful.


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