"This is the best book yet written on the tension between leftist political initiatives, of the sort attempted by Dewey and Habermas, and postmodernist philosophical thought. Bernstein's discussions of Foucault, Derrida, and Heidegger are models of careful commentary and fair-minded criticism." Richard Rorty, University of Virginia
'Bernstein's book is an important contribution to perhaps the only aspect of the fashionable post-modernity debate which is still comparatively underexposed, the political.' Political Studies --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.