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Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists <DIALECTICAL MARXISM: The Writings of Bertell Ollman From the back cover

Market Socialism:
The Debate Among Socialists

Edited by Bertell Ollman
"This penetrating and challenging selection of commentaries demonstrates that socialist thought is alive and well. Ollman's critique of the market and Schweickart's rebuttal of ultra-left simplicities are especially gratifying."
–Michael Parenti, author of
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism


"This book exemplifies some important strengths, renewals, and new departures now proliferating within the socialist theoretical tradition as it digests and grows beyond the collapse of the Soviet experiment. The authors' creative debate not only demonstrates the revived liveliness of the socialist tradition; it also offers very concrete, provocative insights into the recent development successes of China, the anti-capitalist potentials of cooperatives, and many other issues of current interest worldwide."
–Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics,
University of Massachusetts


"A useful and instructive book of diverging ideas on how best to design a democratic and humanistic socialism. In addition to the issues debated with respect to socialism, Bertell Ollman offers a clear and penetrating analysis of the market under capitalism."
–Harry Magdoff, co-editor,
Monthly Review

Aside from Post Modernism, probably the hottest topic today among socialist scholars world-wide is Market Socialism. What exactly is Market Socialism? Which of our current problems would it solve, which leave untouched? How would it come about? What is its relation to capitalism? How does it compare with more traditional versions of socialism? What do other socialists find lacking in it, and what do they propose instead?

In the present volume, four leading socialist scholars, who have been deeply involved in this debate—two for, two against—give their answers to these questions.

Editor and co-author, Bertell Ollman is Professor of Politics at New York University and the author of Dialectical Investigations, also with Routledge, and Alienation: Marx's Conception of Man in Capitalist Society.