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American Gandhi Roundtable, Conclusion

Leilah Danielson Responds Many, many thanks to the reviewers for offering such generous and insightful comments on American Gandhi. I am gratified that they recognized my ambition to write not simply a biography of A.J. Muste, but an intellectual and cultural-social history of the modern left.  They also observe that the book serves, as Wesley Bishop puts it, “as a meditation on leftist politics.”  Or, as Andrew Hartman puts it, Muste’s “life as an activist demonstrates the ways in which the left-liberal side of the American political spectrum is rife with contradictions (and promise, but only if these contradictions can Read more