Passion and Patience

Society, History and Revolutionary Vision

David Laibman


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2019

Language: English

viii+392 pages

5.5 x 8.5 inches

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"If David Laibman had done no more than bring the distinguished journal Science & Society safe and sound into the twenty-first century he would have earned our deepest admiration. But as the collected essays 'Passion and Patience' reveal, he is a deep and subtle Marxist thinker with a wide-ranging perspective on the world we live in, the value of knowledge (economic knowledge above all else), and the hopes we carry into what seems to be a dark and dangerous era. Bravo for Laibman and welcome reader to this important book."

– Paul Buhle, Co-editor, Encyclopedia of the American Left and Other Works

This book draws mainly on editorial essays written for the journal Science & Society between 1994 and 2014 by David Laibman, the editor of Science & Society and comprise Marxist inquiries into human nature, social evolution, labour, life capital and class, capitalism and socialism, reform, revolution, language and culture.

David Laibman

David Laibman is Professor of Economics (Emeritus) at Brooklyn College and The Graduate School of the City University of New York. He has been the editor of Science & Society since 1990. He is the author of four previous books, and many articles in journals as diverse as The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Radical Political Economics, and International Critical Thought. Dr. Laibman has taught or lectured in Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Greece, China, Russia, South Korea and Cuba.