About Marshall Berman
Professor Berman received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1968 and has also received degrees from Columbia and Oxford Universities. He helped found the Center for Workers’ Education at CCNY. He is member of the editorial board of Dissent, and has written on cultural history and criticism in the New York Times, Village Voice, Dissent, The Nation, New Left Review, among other publications.
Courses Regularly Taught
27500: Contemporary Political Thought: 1848 to the Present
Issues and ideas discussed will include: alienation, anomie, mass society, eclipse of community, bureaucratization, uses and abuses of technology, totalitarianism, and ambiguities of modernization. Readings may include Marx, Weber, Freud, Kafka, Arendt, Orwell, and other nineteenth and twentieth century thinkers. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
A study of Karl Marx’s social thought and political activity, and of other radical responses to modern capitalism. We will explore some of the “different roads to socialism” that have emerged in the twentieth century. There will be special emphasis on the contrast between democratic socialism and Leninism. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
The Politics of Authenticity (Allen & Unwin, 1970)
All That is Solid Melts in Air (Simon and Schuster, 1988)
Adventures in Marxism (Verso, 1999)
On the Town: One Hundred Years of Spectacle in Times Square (2nd ed., Verso, 2009)
Last Updated: 9/22/09