WARMLY INSCRIBED BY HARVARD ECONOMIST PAUL M. SWEEZY
SWEEZY, Paul M. The Present as History. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1953. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $200.
First edition of this collection of Sweezy’s best essays and reviews from 15 years of his work on capitalism and socialism, inscribed: “To Margie & Michael Baker, with warm regards, Paul M. Sweezy. Minneapolis, April 27, 1936.”
Marxist economist Paul Sweezy was co-founder and co-editor of The Monthly Review, one of the leading Marxist periodicals during the McCarthy era and beyond. This work collects many of Sweezy’s best essays and reviews from scholarly journals, mainstream publications, and The Monthly Review, but also includes three new works: “Science, Marxism, and Democracy,” “A Crucial Difference Between Capitalism and Socialism,” and “Peace and Prosperity.” Booklabel of the recipients, Margaret and Michael Baker.
Book fine, dust jacket very good with most minor soiling, a few small chips, and mild toning to spine. A desirable inscribed copy.