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Norman Levine

NORMAN LEVINE is Emeritus Professor and Executive Director at the Institute for International Policy, USA.

In his 1975 book The Tragic Deception Professor Levine broke through traditional interpretations and advanced the theses that major differences separated Marx from Engels. In his 1984 Dialogue Within The Dialectic he re-wrote the historiography of Das Kapital by demonstrating that Marx planned his magnum opus to be two volumes and not three. In Marx's Discourse With Hegel he continues his search for new perspectives in Marx by proving Marx's dependency on Hegelian methodology.

Professor Levine devoted his work to the rediscovery of the original Marx. In this endeavor he was benefited enormously from the research he conducted at the International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam, and the Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA2) at the Berlin-Brandenberg Academy of Sciences. He sees his mission as the supersession of the Cold War Communism of Stalin and Mao and the repositioning of Marx within the Enlightenment traditions of the advancement of human freedom, the identification of a Marx who perpetuated the hope of the French Revolution to establish an expanded post-bourgeois form of democracy. Recognizing the transformations of capitalism effected by the contemporary revolutions in media and technology Levine's mission is to show that only the humanism of the original Marx is capable perpetuating the hopes of mutual recognition and respect for the other.


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Marx's Discourse with Hegel

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The end of Stalinist Russia, China's change under Deng Xiaoping and the publication of previously unexplored documents of Marx in the MEGA2 opened a new epoch...
Norman Levine

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