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Socialism Unbound: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Stephen Eric Bronner


Published more than twenty years ago, this bold defense of socialism remains a seminal text for our time. Treating socialism as an ethic, reinterpreting its core categories, and critically confronting its early foundations, the book offers a reinvigorated “class ideal” and a new perspective for progressive politics in the twentieth century. It is an extraordinary work of political history that revisits the pivotal figures of the labor movement: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Karl Kautsky, Vladimir Lenin, and Rosa Luxemburg. Examining their contributions as well as their flaws, the book shows how ... More

Keywords: socialism, progressive politics, political history, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Karl Kautsky, Vladimir Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg, democratic participation, institutional accountability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231153836
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231153836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Eric Bronner, author