How did society, thought and speech orginate?
Can the conflicts that arise in society be resolved through education and appeals to conscience? Or do they reflect irreconcilable antagonisms between classes with conflicting interests - the exploiters and the expolited?
Can a genuinely human society be built without a socialist revolution?
George Novack explains how marxism bases itself upon the decisive role of the revolutionary struggle of working people to bring forth a world free of national oppression and class exploitation. And how it deepened and amplified the humanist tradition by placing humanism's enduring elements on a firm materialist foundation, inseperably linked to that struggle.
Eight essays on fundamental questions of politics, history and science