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As Radical as Reality Itself
Marxism and Tradition
Davidson brilliantly argues the case that Marxism should be seen as a living, breathing, critically engaged tradition.

Praise for How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?:

"I was frankly pole-axed by this magnificent book. Davidson resets the entire debate on the character of revolutions: bourgeois, democratic, and socialist. He's sending me, at least, back to the library."—Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums

In this book of essays Neil Davidson examines Marxism's relationship to previously existing traditions (the Enlightenment), as well as the precise boundaries of the Marxist tradition itself. With characteristic clarity and insight, he argues that tradition should not be seen as a set of eternally valid "lessons," but rather as a set of resources from which revolutionaries can critically draw.

Other books by Neil Davidson

  • Nation-States

    Davidson argues that a Marxist understanding of the meaning of contemporary nation-states must begin from the inseparable connections between them.
  • We Cannot Escape History

    These essays focus on the two great themes of nation and revolution, and the third which links them: the state.
  • Holding Fast to an Image of the Past

    Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized.
  • How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?

    A historical defense of the concept of bourgeois revolution, from the sixteenth century to the twentieth.