Mehring Books is pleased to announce that the report to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Second National Congress given July 8, 2012 by David North, SEP national chairman and chairman of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board, is now available in pamphlet and pdf formats.
“The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left” examines the crisis of working class leadership from a study of the history of the Fourth International. In particular it draws out the antagonism between the social interests represented by the petit bourgeois pseudo-left and those of the working class.
North outlines the evolution of various forms of anti-Marxism and their connection to the growth of petit-bourgeois revisionist tendencies within the Trotskyist movement. Among the trends that North examines are the theory of state capitalism, the Frankfurt School and postmodernism.
Title: The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left
Author: David North
Publisher: Socialist Equality Party