David North
Marxism, History & Socialist Consciousness

This work is contained in the book The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left: A Marxist Critique, by David North. It was published in response to criticisms raised against the ICFI by Alex Steiner and Frank Brenner, two former members of the Workers League, the predecessor of the SEP in the United States. It was first published in June, 2006.

In the course of the reply, North addresses the irrationalist assault on the traditions of the Enlightenment, the reactionary character of modern utopianism, and the importance of a historically-directed consciousness in the understanding of objective political reality. North evaluates the work of such neo-utopian theoreticians as Hendrik de Man, Ernst Bloch, Wilhelm Reich, and Herbert Marcuse.