Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Levine on the Marxian Tradition: From Idealist Roots to Nationalism and Internationalism

In a careful reading that constitutes one of the best non-Marxist accounts of Marx, Donald N. Levine places Marx inside the German idealist tradition. However, he understates his continuing debt to G. W. F. Hegel.  While pointing correctly to Marx’s internationalism and cosmopolitanism, Levine underplays Marx’s substantial writings on nationalism, race, and ethnicity.

Published in THE SOCIOLOGICAL QUARTERLY, Vol. 42/No. 1/2001