Humanism & Socialism
- New paperback 190 pages.
- Pathfinder Press 1973.
- First published 1973.
- ISBN: 9780873483094
- How did society, speech, and thought originate?
- Can the conflicts that arise in society be resolved through education and appeals to conscience? Or do they reflect irreconcilable antagonisms between classes with conflicting interests - the exploited and the exploiters?
- Can a genuinely human society be built without a socialist revolution?
George Novack explains how Marxism bases itself upon the decisive role of the revolutionary struggle of working people to bring forth a world free of national oppression and class exploitation. And how it deepened and amplified the humanist tradition by placing humanism's enduring elements on a firm materialist foundation, inseparably linked to that struggle.
Eight essays on fundamental questions of politics, history, and science.