Remembering Andre Gunder Frank While Thinking About the Future

Authors

  • Immanuel Wallerstein

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-060-02-2008-06_5

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Abstract

Andre Gunder Frank's very long itinerary as a critical social scientist was marked by one unbudgeable constant. He was always committed to a left political agenda, and he was always analyzing the evolving current world situation as a left scholar-activist. I believe that the best tribute I can offer him is to do the same. Gunder's father, Leonhard Frank, a distinguished novelist and man of letters, wrote toward the end of his life a novel based on his own life. Its title was Links, wo das Herz ist ("My Heart Is on the Left"). This would have been the most appropriate title for Gunder's own never-written autobiography.

Published

2008-06-05

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