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Dialectical Investigations <DIALECTICAL MARXISM: The Writings of Bertell Ollman From the back cover

Dialectical Investigations
Bertell Ollman


"Bertell Ollman is this country's leading authority on dialectics and Marx's methodology. Dialectical Investigations carries forward and deepens his earlier works in this field."

Paul M. Sweezy, Author of
The Theory of Capitalist Development

"A TOUR DE FORCE... As the collapse of Stalinism opens the way for a fresh appreciation of Marx, Ollman's work looms ever more auspiciously. Rigorous yet open and accessible, conceptually sophisticated yet practical in orientation, Dialectical Investigations helps point the way toward a rejuvenated radical theory."

Joel Kovel, Author of
History and Sprit

"Written with grace, humor and insight. If there was ever a need for a methodology that can discern hidden meanings, it is now. If there was ever a person who can help develop it, it is Ollman."

John Ehrenberg, Author of
The Dictatorship of the Proletariat:
Marxism's Theory of Socialist Democracy

Dialectics is crucial to an understanding of Marx, just as Marx is indispensable for an understanding of our world. A unique combination of beginner's manual and advanced guide, Dialectical Investigations will help people to think dialectically. For those to whom dialectics remains a mystery, Dialectical Investigations offers one of the clearest, simplest introductions to this subject. For those who grasp something of the value of dialectics but have trouble applying it, Bertell Ollman shows how this can be done. This is the heart of the book. For those who want to see how dialectics works in practice, this book includes seven case studies that illustrate the application of dialectics to a wide range of social and historical phenomena.

Bertell Ollman, a professor in the Department of Politics at New York University, is the author of Alienation: Marx's Conception of Man in Capitalist Society, Social and Sexual Revolution and Class Struggle is the Name of the Game. He is also co-editor of The Left Academy: Marxist Scholarship on American Campuses (three volumes), Studies in Socialist Pedagogy, and The U.S. Constitution: 200 Years of Criticism, and is the creator of the Class Struggle board game.