Forward to Breckman, “Adventures of the Symbolic. Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy”
June 5th, 2013
Series Editor forward to Warren Breckman, Adventures of the Symbolic. Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy (Columbia University Press, “Political Thought/Political History”), pp. xi-xv. Conveys the excitement of reading this path-breaking study, and draws on analogy in title to Merleau-Ponty’s “Adventures of the Dialectic,” the essay that defined “Western Marxism” while criticizing not only its Stalinist realization in the USSR but also its “existential” variant in Sartre’s “ultra-bolshevism”… a position not without echoes in Breckman’s last chapter which discusses among others Badiou and Zizek!