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The Left Strikes Back

Class And Conflict In The Age Of Neoliberalism, 1st Edition

By James Petras


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The Left Strikes Back addresses the neglected topic of popular resistance to capital globalization and neoliberal polices, and considers the future of the revolutionary left in this region. James Petras shows that the current stage of capital globalization and the weakening of the ability of established popular groups to defend themselves have gene

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction: Ten Theses on Latin America -- Resistance, Pragmatism, and Alternatives -- Latin America: The Left Strikes Back -- Intellectuals: A Marxist Critique of Post-Marxists -- Pragmatism Unarmed -- Perspectives for Liberation: The Ambiguous Legacy -- Elections and Extraparliamentary Politics -- Alternatives to Neoliberalism -- Neoliberal Political Cycles -- The United States and Latin America -- Liberalization and U.S. Global Strategy -- Clinton's Cuba Policy -- Mexico and the United States: Cures That Kill the Patient -- Globaloney and the State -- Beyond the Free Market: The Resurgence of the Left

About the Author

James Petras is professor of sociology at SUNY-Binghamton. He is the coauthor of Democracy and Poverty in Chile: The Limits to Electoral Politics (Westview, 1994).

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