Irving Howe, Orwell’s Prophet in the USA

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Part of the Political Philosophy and Public Purpose book series (POPHPUPU)

Abstract

Irving Howe and Dissent agreed with Orwell that democratic socialism was more than just triangulation between extremes of right and left, but rather was a distinct position that needed to be fought for independently. With Dissent, he and his colleagues maintained that position in the precarious foothold of the US. But the tensions manifested in Howe’s biography of Trotsky showed the gravitational attraction of revolutionary myth for many socialists.

Keywords

Trotsky Kronstadt Howe Orwell Dewey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bard Center for Globalization and International AffairsManhattanUSA

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