Synopses & Reviews
In this wide-ranging book of essays, Deutscher prize-winning author Neil Davidson offers theoretical reinterpretations and appraisals of key thinkers and themes of interest to contemporary radicals. Throughout Davidson demonstrates the enduring explanatory power of the Marxist understanding of history. Topics include Adam Smith, Eric Hobsbawm, Antonio Gramsci, Naomi Klein, and Marx and Engels' views on the Scottish Highlands
Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized.
This book of essays by Deutscher Prize–winning historian Neil Davidson insightfully explores themes running through historical materialism to show how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized. Examining classical and contemporary figures, subjects range from Naomi Klein's view of Neoliberalism to Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels's views on Scotland.
About the Author
Neil Davidson teaches at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow where he is the Vice-President of the local University and College Union branch. He is the author of The Origins of Scottish Nationhood (2000), Discovering the Scottish Revolution (2003), for which he was awarded the Deutscher Memorial Prize, and co-edited Alasdair MacIntyres Engagement With Marxism (2008) and Neoliberal Scotland (2010). Davidson is on the Editorial Board of International Socialism.