Varieties of Marxist Humanism: Philosophical Revision in Postwar Eastern Europe (Russian and East European Studies) (Paperback)

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Satterwhite analyzes the work of revisionist thinkers in four East European countries whose critique of the orthodox “official” Marxism laid the philosophical groundwork for the 1989-1990 upheavals in Eastern Europe and a reassessment of Marxist thought generally throughout the world.
James H. Satterwhite is emeritus professor of history and political science at Bluffton University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780822985419
ISBN-10: 0822985411
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 1992
Pages: 268
Language: English
Series: Russian and East European Studies
“Varieties of Marxist Humanism offers a serious and well-balanced contribution to a deeper understanding of controversies in Marxism behind the so-called 'Iron Curtain.' . . .The book focuses on the activity of 'critical thinkers' in four countries: Poland, Hungary, former Czechoslovakia and former Yugoslavia [and] emphasizes the controversial nature of eastern European critical thought: it 'used the same vocabulary official Marxism used.'”
—Slavic Review

“The achievement of this book is the new light it sheds on the years of [Eastern Europe's] de-Stalinization. The author accomplishes this not, as one might have expected, by rummaging through hitherto inaccessible archival materials, but by showcasing the corpus of published writings of a unique collection of Marxist thinkers.”
—American Historical Review