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Left Out: Pragmatism, Exceptionalism, and the Poverty of American Marxism, 1890-1922 (New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History) Hardcover – July 21, 1997


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"An important, challenging, and relentless contribution to debates about American pragmatism and socialism."--George B. Cotkin, California Polytechnic State University

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"An important, challenging, and relentless contribution to debates about American pragmatism and socialism." -- George B. Cotkin, California Polytechnic State University

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Product Details

  • Series: New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History
  • Hardcover: 488 pages
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (July 21, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801855411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801855412
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,745,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 25, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Leninism? Did the other reviewer even read the book? Lloyd discusses the US left's rejection of traditional marxism (not leninism) in favor of Dewey influenced pragmatism. Leninism (really, any aspect of it) has little to do with the book, especially since much of the book covers the American Left BEFORE the rise of Lenin to power.
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According to the author only "real" Marxism has value for "the left" and as the book's final chapter, "Reading Lenin", makes perfectly clear, the author considers Lenin's version of Marxism to be the only real Marxism. If you think Marxism-Leninism is "the answer" you may like this book, because it goes into great and elaborate detail on how American socialists up to 1922 did not have a "Marxist", meaning Marxist-Leninist, conception of political philosophy. If you don't think Marxism-Leninism is the answer you probably won't like this book, because that is the presupposition on which the whole book is based and the author doesn't bother to try to defend that presupposition since he believes it is entirely self-evident.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa Guccione on June 27, 2000
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Quite a dramatic step outside of the accepted historical interpretations of this socially charged era. Lloyd's conclusions are radical, but very well supported and exceptionally well argued. At first I was skeptical, but by the turn of the last page, I found substantial merit in this work. As a piece of literature, Mr. Lloyd has a success!
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 14, 2001
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I have had an interest in this period of American history for over 50 years, have studied it, and I genuinely disagree with Lloyd, though I can understand his reasoning. My guess is that the author is a hard-hearted Marxist, who is dissapointed in the success of Capitalism. However, his theory is compelling to the point that I began to question my own set theory.
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