This collection brings together many of Alan M Wald's most influential and original essays. They provide a richly provocative inquiry into the antinomies of cultural radicalism and are characterised by Wald's blend of meticulous research and lucid, incisive theory.
"Alan Wald ranks among the most important intellectual historians of the literary and cultural left in the United States . . . Wald's prose is perfectly free from jargon . . . a fine counterpoint to the fashionable lament that lucid left writing is a thing of the past." --In These Times"Wald addresses a wider audience in this honest, timely, and wide-ranging collection . . . should engage anyone interested in cultural studies, American intellectual history, or social and political change." --American Literature