German theorist Fritz Sternberg, who wrote on the rise of the Nazis, the Cold War, and decolonization, remains an underappreciated figure in Western Marxism. His work offers crucial insights about the centrality of internationalism to socialist politics.
Christoph Jünke is a German historian and writer. His most recent book is Leo Kofler’s Philosophy of Praxis: Western Marxism and Socialist Humanism (Haymarket, 2022).
The boundary-crossing social theorist Leo Kofler was one of postwar West Germany’s most important Marxists. Today, he is little known outside his homeland — yet his revolutionary humanism has much to tell us about freedom today.