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By Razmig Keucheyan

Because the obstacle of capitalism unfolds, the desire for possible choices is felt ever more intensely. The fight among radical movements and the forces of response will be cruel. a very important battlefield, where the consequence of the problem will partly be decided, is that of theory. Over the final twenty-five years, radical intellectuals the world over have produced very important and leading edge ideas.

The endeavour to remodel the world without falling into the catastrophic traps of the earlier has been a typical element uniting those new approaches. This publication – aimed toward either the general reader and the expert – deals the first international cartography of the expanding intellectual box of severe contemporary thought. greater than thirty authors and intellectual currents of each continent are awarded in a transparent and succinct manner. A heritage of serious thought in the 20th and twenty-first centuries is additionally supplied, aiding situate current thinkers in a broader historic and sociological viewpoint.

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