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Nature, Society, and Thought... Is a refereed interdisciplinary international journal of Marxist Studies containing articles and commentaries dealing with the application of dialectical- and historical-materialist methods to all fields of study. It also contained articles that are of particular interest to Marxist scholars even if not based on Marxist methods of analysis. The journal usually included a nonrefereed section called "Marxist Forum," presenting programmatic materials from or about Marxist political organizations from different countries. From time to time, special issues of the journal were devoted to articles on individual topics such as "Marxism and Religion," "Marx and Freud," "African American History and Marxist Historiography" or monographs such as Hans Heinz Holz's Downfall and Future of Socialism and James S. Allen's Organizing in the Depression South: A Communist's Memoir.

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CONTENTS Vol. 3, No. 1 (1990):


Harry Targ, Plant Closings and Class Struggle 7
Erwin Marquit, Distinction Between the Spheres of Action of Formal Logic and Dialectical Logic 31
Kenneth D. Tunnell, Property Criminals as the Lumpenproletariat: Serendipitous Finding 39
Gordon Welty, A Critique of the Theory of the Praetorian State 57
Doris Brin Walker, Limiting Racist Speech in the United States vs.”Freedom” of Speech: A Marxist View of the Apparent Constitutional Dilemma 85


Ralph Dumain, On Zeleny’s “On the Relation of Analytic and Dialectical Thinking,” with response by Jindrich Zeleny 97
Herbert Aptheker, On Walker’s “Limiting Racist Speech,”” with response by Doris Brin Walker 102
Danny Goldstick, On Aptheker’s “The Theory of Peaceful Coexistence” 105


Robert Steigerwald, What Lies Ahead for Socialism? 107


Gudrun Richter: When Marxists Do Research, by Pauline Marie Vaillancourt 111
Charles Brown and Toby Terrar: The United States and the Broadcasting in Space, by Sara Fletcher Luther 114
Victor N. Paananen: Marx and Modern Fiction, by Edward J. Ahearn 118

Please see the whole issue: Volume 3, Issue no. 1

CONTENTS Vol. 4, Nos. 1-2 (1991):


Kurt Jacobsen and Roger Gilman, Adventures of a Marxist Outlaw: Feyerabend and the Dialectical Character of His Philosophy of Science 5
Ronald S. Edari, "Underclass": An Inquiry into Its Theoretical Status and Ideological Dimensions 31
Michael L. Krenn, "Their Propere Share": The Changing Role of Racism in U.S. Foreign Policy since World War One 57
San Juan, Jr., From Lukacs to Brecht and Gramsci: The Moment of Practice in Critical Theory 81
Tom Meisenhelder, Toward a Marxist Analysis of Subjectivity 103
Jack Luzkow, Marx, the Concept of History, and Human Emancipation 151
Ernie Thomson, Marx, Feurbach, and Alienation: A New Look at an Old Question 167
Harry R. Tarq, Foreign Policy and Class Struggle in the United Packinghouse Workers of America: 1945-1953 183
Martha Stephens, Southern Fiction and Social Change 211
William Schneiderman, Unpublished Final Chapter of Dissent on Trial 231


Joy Carew: Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization, Vol. 1. The Fabrication of Ancient Greece, 1785-1985, by Martin Bernal 238

Amitava Kumar: Nationalism, Colonialism, and Liturature, by Terry Eagleton, Fredric J Mameson, and Edward W. Said 245
Irving Adler: Marx's Theory of Scientific Knowledge, by Patrick Murray 247
Leonard Goldstein: Shakespeare Reproduced: The Text in History and Ideology, edited by Jean E. Howard and Marion F. O'Connor 251

Please see the whole issue: Volume 4, Issue Nos. 1-2 (1991)

CONTENTS Vol. 5, No. 1 (1992):

Editorial 4


Ronald S. Edari, “Underclass”: Problems of Conceptualization and Measurement 7
Joel Albers, Pharmacists and the National Health Insurance Debate 23
Commentaries by Lawrence David Weiss and David Cohen 46
David A. Muga, Indigenous Americans and the U.S. Constitution 51
Lisa Stokes, “Who’s There?”: Deconstructed Selves in Hamlet and Ophelia 69
William Pencak, Socialism: An Idea Whose Time Has Not Yet Come? 97
Commentary by Erwin Marquit and Response by Pencak 106


José Soler, On the Colonial Status of Puerto Rico 111


Ricardo Duchesne: The Transition from Feudalism: A Review Essay 113
Maria Damon: When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender, and Cultural Politics, by Trinh T. Minh-ha 120
Arthur Zipser: Impatient Armies of the Poor: The Story of Collective Action of the Unemployed, 1808–1942, by Franklin Folsom 122
Thomas Kleven: Securing the Right to Employment: Social Welfare Policy and the Unemployed in the United States, by Philip Harvey 124

Please see the whole issue: Volume 5 Issue no. 1

CONTENTS Vol. 6, No. 1 (1993):

Editorial 5


Andràs Gedő, Gramsci’s Path through the Tension between “Absolute Historicism” and Materialist Dialectics: Marxism as Historical Philosophy 7


Joe Kaye, On Holz’s Downfall and Future of Socialism 41


Ute Osterkamp, Everyday Racism: Recent German Experience 45


International Seminar of Communist Parties Marking the 175th Anniversary of the Birth of Karl Marx, Calcutta, 5–7 May 1993 57
Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Presentation by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) 91
Essad Pahad, Presentation by the South African Communist Party 105


Lenore Burgard: Cuba Looks to the year 2000, by Marc Frank, and Cuba and the USA: A New World Order? by Harry R. Targ 113
Walter Thabit: American Cities: A Working Class View, by Morris Zeitlin, with reply by Zeitlin 119


(in English and French) 127

Please see the whole issue: Vol. 6, Issue no. 1

CONTENTS Vol. 7, No. 1 (1994):

In Memoriam: Philip S. Foner (1910–1994) 4


Herb Gamberg, Another View on the Crisis in Marxism 7
Arif Dirlik, Three Worlds, or One, or Many? The Reconfiguration of Global Divisions under Contemporary Capitalism 19
Leonard Goldstein, Patriarchalism in Historical Context: Milton and His Feminist Critics. Part One 43


Erwin Marquit, Historical Background to Guyana’s Struggle for Freedom 73


Report of the Central Committee to the 25th Congress of the People’s Progressive Party of Guyana (Abridged) 93


Howard L. Parsons, The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought and Race Matters, by Cornel West 111
Doris Grieser Marquit, Political Writings, by John Milton; A Spark in the Ashes: The Pamphlets of John Warr, by John Warr 118


ABSTRACTS OF ARTICLES (in English and French) 125

Please see the whole issue: Volume 7, Issue no. 1

CONTENTS Vol. 8, No. 1 (1995):

CONTENTS Vol. 8, No. 1 (1995)

Editorial Note 5

Introduction by editor of special issue: Marxism, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis in the United States 7


Howard L. Parsons, Concepts of Human Reality in the Thought of Freud and Marx 21
Antal F. Borbely, Marx and Freud, a Reassessment: From the Industrial Age to the Information Age 55
Irving J. Crain, Philosophy, Politics, and Psychoanalysis 79


Peter Feigenbaum, A Marx-Freud Dialogue? 101
John P. Pittman, Comments on the Papers on Marx and Freud 110
Response by Antal F. Borbely 116

ABSTRACTS OF ARTICLES (in English and French) 118

Please see the whole issue: Volume 8, Issue no. 1

CONTENTS Vol. 9, No. 1 (1996)

Michael Parenti, The Strange Death of President Zachary Taylor: A Case Study in the Manufacturing of Mainstream History 5
Ronald A. Kieve, “A Plaything in Their Hands”: American Exceptionalism and the Failure of Socialism A Reassessment 31
Domenico Losurdo, Marx, Columbus, and the October Revolution: Historical Materialism and the Analysis of Revolutions 65

MARXIST FORUM Erwin Marquit, International Meeting of Communist and Left Parties on the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Founding of the Czechoslovakian Communist Party, 11–12 May 1996 87


Bamshad Mobasher, Marx’s Mathematical Manuscripts: A Review Essay 105
Andrew Austin, The Myth of Political Correctness: The Conservative Attack on Higher Education, by John K. Wilson 116
Christopher Paris, Economics of Racism II: The Roots of Inequality, USA, by Victor Perlo 121

ABSTRACTS OF ARTICLES (in English and French) 125

Please see the whole issue: CONTENTS Vol. 9, No. 1 (1996):

CONTENTS Vol. 10, Nos. 1-2 (1997):

Publisher’s Preface vii
Editor’s Introduction ix

Part I. The Impact of Herbert Aptheker’s Historical Writings
Mark Solomon, Herbert Aptheker’s Contributions to African American History 3
Julie Kailin, Toward Nonracist Historiography: The Early Writings of Herbert Aptheker 19
Sterling Stuckey, From the Bottom Up: Herbert Aptheker’s American Negro Slave Revolts and A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States 39
Eric Foner, Jesse Lemisch, and Manning Marable, The Historical Scholarship of Herbert Aptheker 69 Benjamin P. Bowser, The Sociology of Herbert Aptheker 83
Lloyd L. Brown, Aptheker and Myrdal’s Dilemma 111

Part II. The Career and Personal Influence of Herbert Aptheker
Staughton Lynd, The Bulldog Whitewashed: A Critique of the Investigation of Herbert Aptheker’s Nonappointment at Yale University 119
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts: Herbert Aptheker and the Human Spirit 155
Catherine Clinton, Remembering Herbert Aptheker 179
Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, A Black History Journey: Encountering Aptheker along the Way 189

Part III. History in the Radical Tradition of Herbert Aptheker
Gary Y. Okihiro, Colonialism and Migrant Labor: A Comparative Study of Puerto Rico and the Philippines 203
Barbara Bush, Through the Traveler’s Eye: Anglo-Saxon Representation of Afro-Cuban Identity from 1850 to 1950 229
Otto H. Olsen and Ephraim Schulman, Truman’s Cold War: From FDR to Hiroshima 251
Gerald Horne, Rethinking the Lumpen: Gangsters and the Political Economy of Capitalism 285
Herbert Shapiro, “Political Correctness” and the U.S. Historical Profession 309

Bibliography: Works of Herbert Aptheker 341

Contributors 351

Please see the whole issue: Volume 10, Issue nos. 1-2

CONTENTS Vol. 11, No. 1 (1998)


Gisela Blomberg, Flora Tristan: A Predecessor of Marx and Engels 5
Paul Burkett, Marx’s Analysis of Capitalist Environmental Crisis 17
Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, C. L. R. James, Blackness, and the the Making of a Neo-Marxist Diasporan Historiography 53


Sitaram Yechury, Bringing Socialism to the National Agenda of South Africa: The 10th Congress of the South African Communist Party 93

BOOKS AND IDEAS, by Herbert Aptheker 111


Erwin Marquit, Raising Reds: The Young Pioneers, Radical Summer Camps, and Communist Political Culture in the United States, by Paul C. Mishler 117
Robert D. Lippert, Seed of the Fire, by Virginia Warner Brodine 120

ABSTRACTS OF ARTICLES (in English and French) 125

Please see the whole issue: Volume 11, Issue no. 1

CONTENTS Vol. 12, No. 1 (1999):

Papers Presented at the Conference
“Projecting Marxism into Y2K”
University of Nevada, Reno
15–17 October 1999

(Second of two special issues)

Introduction to Second Special Conference Issue 5
Paul Burkett, Was Marx a Promethean? 7
Donald Judd, Marxism and Sustainable Development: The Ecological Limits of Capitalism 43
Robert Fulkerson, Grassroots Organizing, Coalition Building, and Electoral Politics: Building a Movement for Progressive Social Change in Nevada 53
Virginia Brodine, The Need for a Working-Class Environmentalism 63
Jonathan Isler, Organizing a Nonstatic Workforce 71
Edwin A. Roberts, Public Marxist Intellectuals: Barrows Dunham, Howard Selsam, and Harry K. Wells 81
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Writing a Marxist Memoir: Red Diaper Baby? 103
April Ane Knutson, Reflections of U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literature 115

ABSTRACTS OF ARTICLES (in English and French) 125

Please see the whole issue: Volume 12, Issue no. 1

CONTENTS: Vol. 13, No. 1:

Organizing in the Depression South, by James S. Allen

Preface vii
Abbreviations x

1. The “Negro Question” 1
2. We Go South 21
3. Founding the Southern Worker 33
4. The Beginning of Communist Organization 47
5. Tallapoosa 65
6. Scottsboro 79
7. The Decatur Trial 97
8. Epilogue 121

Appendices 129

A. The Workers (Communist) Party in the South, by William Z. Foster 129
B. Credo of the Southern Worker: What Do We Stand For? 132
C. Call for Mass Conference against Lynch Law, issued by the Provisional Organization Committee for the South of the American Negro Labor Congress 135
D. Farmers of the South, Fight Starvation! Appeal by Communist Party 137
E. Scottsboro Parents Statement 139
Index 141

Please see the whole issue: Volume 13, Issue no. 1: Organizing in the Depression South, by James S. Allen

CONTENTS Vol. 14, No. 4 (2001):

Preface vii


1. Connolly and the Founding of the Irish Socialist Republican Party 3
2. The Political Writings of James Connolly, 1896–1903 11
3. The Role of the ISRP in Radical Politics in Ireland, 1896–1903 27


4. The Situation in the United States 57
5. Connolly as Organizer of the IWW and Its Propaganda Leagues 63
6. Industrial Unionism and Socialist Activity 65
7. Connolly’s Labour in Irish History 73


8. The Situation in Ireland on Connolly’s Return 89
9. Belfast and Its Problems 109
10. Connolly and Religion 127
11. The Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union and the Dublin Strike and Lockout in 1913 135
12. The “Woman Question” in Ireland 155



13. Preparing for Revolution 161
14. A Socialist and War 177
15. The Easter Rising: A Critical Assessment 187
16. Pearse and Connolly: Unity toward an Irish Republic 203
17. Connolly’s Mature Concept of an Irish Socialist Republic 215

Epilogue 223

Bibliography 227

Index 239

Please see the whole issue: Volume 14, Issue nos. 1–2

CONTENTS Vol. 15, No. 1 (2002):


Erwin Marquit, The Demobilization Movement of January 1946 5
Thandeka K. Chapman, Garveyism and Multicultural Education: Notions of Hybridity and Nonsynchrony in the 1920s Movement 41
Rachel Peterson, Richard Wright’s “Red Ladder”: Marxism, Race, and Anticolonialism 71
Pradip Baksi, A Short Note on MEGA IV/32:
Catalog of the Partially Reconstructed Personal Libraries of Marx and Engels 105

BOOKS AND IDEAS by Herbert Aptheker 111


George Fishman, The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: An Artist’s Journey, 1898–1939, by Paul Robeson Jr. 115
Victor N. Paananen, Progressive Heritage: The Evolution of a Politically Radical Literary Tradition in Canada, by James Doyle 120

ABSTRACTS OF ARTICLES (In English and French) 126

Please see the whole issue: Volume 15, Issue no. 1

CONTENTS Vol. 16, No. 1 (2003):


Joel Wendland, “Mutual Dependence” and Subversive Work: Exploring Dialectics of Race, Gender, and Labor in the Antebellum United States 5
Domenico Losurdo, History of the Communist Movement: Failure, Betrayal, or Learning Process? 33
Herman and Julia Schwendinger, Big Brother Is Looking at You, Kid: InfoTech and Weapons of Mass Repression. Part 1 59


Andrew Austin, The Soviet Union: “State Capitalist” or “Siege Socialist”?—A Review Essay 107

ABSTRACTS OF ARTICLES (in English and French) 126

Please see the whole issue: Volume 16, Issue no. 1

CONTENTS Vol. 17, No. 1 (2004):


Domenico Losurdo, What Is Fundamentalism? 5
Christos D. Georgiou, Analogies between Aristotle’s Ontology and Biological Ideologies of Human Nature 47
Uri Zilbersheid, Welfare State and Democracy in Marx’s Theory of Revolution 67


Greg Godels, Revolution without Pain: A Critique of Uri Zilbersheid’s “Welfare State and Democracy in Marx’s Theory of Revolution” 101
Uri Zilbersheid, Reply to Godels 108
Danny Goldstick, On Marxist Ethics 111
Edwin A. Roberts, On Reappraising Maurice Cornforth 119

ABSTRACTS OF ARTICLES (in English and French) 124

Please see the whole issue: Volume 17, Issue no. 1

CONTENTS Vol. 18, No. 1 (2005):

Publisher's Forwards vii
Author's Preface x


1. The Nature of Reality: Dialectical Materialism 3
2. The Nature of Thought: Logic and Dialectics 41


3. The Nature of Society: Historical Materialism 81
4. The Nature of Progress: Revolution, Politics, and the Future of Society 121
5. The Nature of Values: Ethics and Esthetics 161

Notes 193

Index 196

Please see the whole issue: Volume 18, Issue no. 1

CONTENTS Vol. 19, No. 1 (2006):


Erich Hahn, Lukács on Socialist Democracy 5 Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada, Opening Speech at the International Conference, “The Work of Karl Marx and the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century” 17


Prabir Purkayastha, Lebanon and Gaza: The Myth of Israel’s Self-Defence 30
Iraqi Communist Party Assessment of the War: Interview with Salam Ali 38


Ralph Barrett and Diane Meaghan, Globalization, Education, Work, and the Ideology of the “SelfEvident Natural Laws” of Capitalist Production 45
Luu Dat Thuyet, Vietnam’s Integration into the International Economy in the New Situation of Economic Cooperation in East Asia 54
Clare L. Boulanger, Revisiting Class in Yet Another Area of Globalization: A Dayak Example 60
Hoang Ngoc Hoa, Environmental Protection: A Focus on Sustainable Development 67
Anthony Coughlan, The European Union in Crisis 74
Tran Hiep, The Role of Real Socialism in International Relations in the Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries 80
Alexandros Dagkas, Ideological Inclinations and Cultural Changes in a Globalized Europe: Effects on Greece 89
Pham Duy Duc, Cultural Diversity under Conditions of Globalization 97


Ralph Dumain, A Defence of History and Class Consciousness: Tailism and the Dialectic, by Georg Lukács 109
Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie, The Life of Ho Chi Minh: A Review Essay 115

ABSTRACTS (in English and French) 127

Please see the whole issue: Volume 19, Issue no. 1

CONTENTS Vol. 20, No. 1 (2007):


Philip Bounds, Unlikely Bedfellows: Orwell and the British Cultural Marxists 5


The Socialist Market Economy and Other Theoretical Issues —NST Symposium and China Study Tour June 2007 31
Wu Enyuan, Opening Address: The Socialist Market Economy 33
Patrick Loy, Charting a Course to a New Global Economy 38 Cheng Enfu, Fundamental Characteristics of the Socialist Market Economy 44
Alexandros Dagkas, The Labor Movement and Higher Education: Developments in China and Greece in the Context of Globalization 52
Yang Jinhai, The Future of China’s Socialist Market Economy 61
Thomas Kenny, Lessons for the “Socialist Market Economy” of People’s China from the Soviet “New Economic Policy” 80


David S. Pena, Marx and Engels on Religion: A Reply to Ishay Landa 91
Ishay Landa, On Marxism, Religion, Straws, and Beams: A Response to David S. Pena’s Reply 112

John Case, Divided We Fall: The Story of the Paperworkers’ Union and the Future of Labor, by Peter Kellman 122
Gerald Horne, Rites of August First: Emancipation Day in the Black Atlantic World, by J. R. Kerr-Ritchie 124
Joyce Mao, Strange Liberators: Militarism, Mayem, and the Pursuit of Profit, by Gregory Elich 126
ABSTRACTS (in English and French) 128

Please see the whole issue: Volume 20, Issue no. 1

Nature, Society, and Thought ceased publication with vol. 20.

Selected Articles from Nature, Society, and Thought

Victor Devinatz, "The Antipolitics and Politics of a New Left Union Caucus: The Workers' Voice Committee of the UAW Local 6, 1970–1975," vol. 14, no. 3 (2001) 285–321

Paulus Gerdes, "Origins of Geometrical Thought in Human Labor," vol. 14, no. 4 (2001) 391–418

Robert Steigerwald, "Materialism and the Contemporary Natural Sciences," vol. 13, no. 3 (2000), 279–323

Domenico Losurdo, "What is Fundamentalism?" vol. 17, no. 1 (2004), 5–46

Chu Van Cap, "Marx and Engels on Economic Globalization," vol. 15, no. 2 (2002), 221–32

Erwin Marquit, "Economic and Political Consequences of the Premature Attempted Socialization of Agriculture in the Soviet Union," vol. 19, no. 4 (2006), 389–416

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