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Introduction

What would be the point of critical reason if it bore no direct relation to practical politics? The point is to keep open the possibility of another way of thinking and doing. In theory, critical reason is not obliged to be immediately Useful. In practice, though, its purpose may seem obscure. Lack of dialogue between thinkers and doers is annoying for those who put practice before theory: it is also frustrating for those who put theory before practice.