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A Leftist Rejoinder to the “Capitalist Miracle”–Counterpunch reviews Victor Grossman’s “A Socialist Defector”


A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee
352 pp, $23 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-738-4
By Victor Grossman (Stephen Wechsler)

Reviewed by Louis Proyect

There are men who struggle for a day and they are good.
There are men who struggle for a year and they are better.
There are men who struggle many years, and they are better still.
But there are those who struggle all their lives:
These are the indispensable ones.

Bertolt Brecht, “In Praise of the Fighters” (song)

Arriving on a book tour for his newly published “A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee” on April 23rd, Victor Grossman is a testament to Bertolt Brecht’s oft-quoted lyrics. At the age of 91, he has never ceded an inch to capitalism and imperialism….

Read the review at Counterpunch

AND, if you’re in Amherst, MA on Tuesday, April 23, please come to 412 N. Pleasant Street at 4:00pm, for the beginning of Victor Grossman’s Stateside A Socialist Defector Book Tour.

If you’re in New York City on Thursday, May 9, please join Victor Grossman at the Winston Unity Center at 235 West 23rd Street, 7th floor, at 7:00 pm for a reading and discussion of A Socialist Defector.

A Socialist Defector

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