How To Guide to Cosmopolitan Socialism, A
A tribute to the late Michael Brooks, and a defense of his vision of cosmopolitan socialism.
Socialism has always had internationalist ambitions, but what those ambitions should be and how to rethink them in the 21st century remain open questions. Before his tragic passing in 2020, Michael Brooks talked about a new kind of cosmopolitan socialism that would be appropriate for our time. A How To Guide To Cosmopolitan Socialism builds upon Brooks' vision to argue that we need a left which knows no boundaries and recognizes the fundamental moral equality of all individuals on the planet while securing the material conditions for their flourishing. Only such a sweeping vision can successfully combat the forces of reaction and violence confronting us today.
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"In the best tradition of Enlightenment critique, Matthew McManus identifies the rational kernels in liberal philosophy's arguments about the international and puts them in motion with classical Marxism. The result is a passionate and logical moral argument for cosmopolitan socialism grounded in the principles of historical materialism. Indeed, amidst the long dark night of neoliberal and neoconservative influence on the shape of the international order, Cosmopolitan Socialism is a luminous political treatise for the workers of the world to unite under the banner of freedom as reciprocal self-determination and the equal moral worth of all people." ~ Dr. Dave Zeglen | Lecturer at the University of Michigan
Matthew McManus is swiftly becoming of the globally leading figures on liberal socialism. This book shows why. Combining his encylopaedic knowledge of the topic with easy-to-access pros, McManus convincingly argues that cosmopolitan socialism is central to a just future. You’ll walk away angry, but well-equipped to argue. ~ Dr Timothy Stacey | Utrecht University