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Soviet Marxism: a Critical Analysis
Soviet Marxism: a Critical Analysis
By Herbert Marcuse
Columbia University Press, 1958, 271 pp.

An original and interesting critical essay on Soviet Marxist theory, though by no means easy to read. The author's method of analysis, "immanent critique," proceeds, as he puts it, "under the assumption that Marxian theory plays a decisive part in the formulation and execution of Soviet policy, and that from the Soviet use of Marxian theory inferences may be drawn for the national and international development of the Soviet state."