First published in 1999, this volume was offered as a response to an increasingly hostile and alienating political world and speaks for the vision of libertarian socialism (anarchism). Building upon James Arnt Aune’s Rhetoric and Marxism and the author’s The Rise of Rhetoric, this book differs by stressing the social over the communicative / theoretical. Omar Swartz presents a book of applied communication and advances social philosophy from a communication perspective rather than communication theory per se. It will find an audience amongst those in social and communication studies as well as the cultural studies movement, along with left-wing political parties.

chapter 1|23 pages

Communication as Strategy

chapter 2|19 pages

Contingency of Socialism

chapter 3|21 pages

Present Needs

chapter |9 pages

Appendix A

chapter |26 pages

Appendix B