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“Original, engaging, cliche-free”: UK’s Morning Star navigates Helena Sheehan’s Zeitgeist


Navigating the Zeitgeist: A Story of the Cold War, the New Left, Irish Republicanism, and International Communism
308pp, $25 pbk, ISBN 978-1-58367-727-8
By Helena Sheehan

Reviewed by Steve Andrew

“Born into a typical all-American and socially conservative family of Irish Catholic origin, it’s fair to say that Helena Sheehan’s eventual immersion in left politics would probably have come as much of a shock to her as it did to her immediate family. ¶ After a short time in a convent and a period spent teaching in a deprived inner-city Detroit neighbourhood, Sheehan was increasingly drawn towards what was to become a lifelong commitment to the study of philosophy, combined with political engagement….”

Read the review at Morning Star, June 17, 2019

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