After the Fall
1989 and the Future of Freedom
Edited by George Katsiaficas
Routledge – 2001 – 288 pages
Series: New Political Science Reader
Did the U.S. really "win" the Cold War? Is the fall of Communism only a temporary setback for Marxism, or has the freemarket prevailed, once and for all? In this work, the last ten years are examined by the most important Marxist scholars and journalists.
"After the Fall is without question the best collection of essays about the turbulent multiple crises humanity is facing since the end of the Cold War. Every essay in the book has a grasp on present reality without sentimentality. Yet the essays build from the radical project that hope for a better future is at the center of human progress and reconstruction. The authors will give many people, including those at universities, a chance to rethink what they are learning and where they might go politically and personally." -- Marcus Raskin, Co-founder and Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies and Professor, Public Policy Program, George Washington University
"For those who have placed their hope in the 'future of freedom' and search for progressive opportunities in the aftershocks of the 1989 earthquake, pick up After the Fall. There you will find a compilation of important voices on the left offering precious reflections on the last pulsating decade of the twentieth century." -- Micheline Ishay, Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver
George Katsiaficas is Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts and editor of the journal New Political Science. He is also the co-editor of Liberation, Imagination, and the Black Panther Party (Routledge, 2000).