Marxism and intellectuals in the United States at century’s end

Alan Wald
Vol 15, Number 1, p.78
The late 1990s is without doubt a crucial transitional period in the evolution of the Marxist intellectual tradition in the United States, now expressed mainly by university scholars. Of course, anti-capitalist radicalism has continued unabated in various forms since the European invasion of the continent, and marxism is the general outlook of pre-eminent Left intellectuals and activists, growing in number, since the post-Civil War era. Yet there are clearly several key moments in the historiography of socialist intelligentsia.