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Marx & Philosophy on Gerald Horne’s “Jazz and Justice”

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Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music
456 pp, $27 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-785-8
By Gerald Horne

Reviewed by Thomas Carmichael

“Near the close of his panoramic and richly researched Jazz and Justice, Gerald Horne points to Adorno’s characteristically modernist assertion that the most an artist can accomplish, faced with the contradiction of enchained art in an enchained society, is to realize that contradiction through emancipated art, although the attempt is most often only a recipe for despair. In the spirit of Adorno’s observation, Horne’s book is a chronicle of the course of individual and collective material struggles in the practice of jazz…”

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Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music by Gerald Horne

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