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Reflections on the work of Norman Geras
Terry Glavin

, in the humanities and social sciences, and in nearly all the places where the left used to be, progressive internationalism had been supplanted by crude forms of anti-globalisation – almost exclusively anti-Americanism, anti-Zionism and Third Worldism. Left-wing politics had been largely uprooted from conventional class politics. Postmodernist theory and the tropes of the counter-culture had come to stand in for socialism. Radical analysis had given way to the radical-chic. And suddenly, here was a big-screen spectacle, a vividly horrific mass atrocity carried out

in The Norman Geras Reader
Geoffrey K. Roberts

of structure to co-ordinate activities during some campaign of very limited duration (to oppose German adoption of the European currency, for instance). It is important to remember that, as in the UK or the USA, thousands of organisations exist which never engage in political activity, and thousands more only do so on rare occasions, when some proposed policy may affect their activities, resources or freedom of action. Others may participate in political action with only a very loose form of organisation, such as the anti-globalisation protests which have taken

in German politics today (third edition)