Two of the very finest voices on the European left in the latter half of the twentieth century were Ernest Mandel and Daniel Singer, both now sadly gone. Different in politics and style Mandel and Singer gave expression to the historic needs of the working class and the emancipatory communist project in the midst of the Cold War when the “official left”, including the Communist Parties, had long since abandoned them.
In these interviews conducted in the midst of the collapse of the Stalinist regimes and the first Gulf War Singer and Mandel place the time in context and look to the future. Whatever the outcomes of their prognostications, the lucidity of their thought and the commitment to the working class in the face of the “end of history” is undeniable. Highly recommended for comrades who lived through The Fall and those who are scratching their heads and wondering what it was all about. Mandel and Singer, Presenté!