The Commitment of the Intellectual: Reprint

  • Paul A. Baran
Keywords: Marxism


In 1961 the movements of the sixties which were later to be known as the New Left were just beginning to emerge. It was to this audience that the late Paul Baran devoted his remarks in "The Commitment of the Intellectual" (MR, May 1961). There are some signs that a New Left is in the making in these closing months of the Reagan era. If Paul Baran were alive today, he would doubtless have wanted to reprint this message to this younger generation now pushing its way onto the political stage. It is a message with which we are in wholehearted agreement. - The Editors