[OPE-L] (new book) Ernesto Screpanti, _Libertarian Communism: Marx, Engels and the Political Economy of Free

From: GERALD LEVY (gerald_a_levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Mon Nov 19 2007 - 14:39:37 EST

I got a pleasant surprise in the mail today - a copy of Ernesto's NEW book _Libertarian Communism_.  As anadded bonus he included a paperback copy of _TheFinancial Institutions of Capitalism_ (I didn't know thatbook was even available in pb).   See the following for details.http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=276699
At the above, you can access a PDF file with the Contents, Ch. 1 ("Communitarian Communism"), and a name index. I read the advance copy of the book and made commentsso I'll be interested to see how -if at all - my comments led to (presumably, minor) changes in the book.  Even without any changes I think it's an excellent idea for a book and I would encourage others on the list to get a copy.Howard (now in Iowa, a stone's throw away from Tony S) also made some nice comments which appear on the back cover. A very handsome book, I must say. A hardcover, though, and not exactly cheap.  Hopefully, - like his other bookreferred to above - it will come out in pb.  If the priceis low enough, I'd consider adopting it as a text in a classI teach on "Capitalism & Socialism" at Pratt Institute. Also, I think it's a good book to use to engage anarchistsand autonomists in discussion. And, for that matter, _any_
socialists who are concerned about the nature of socialism 
would benefit from a critical reading of this book. Indeed,
it would be a good choice for a socialist study group. In solidarity, Jerry

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