Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 188.8.131.52. If your access is via an institutional subscription, please contact your librarian to request reinstatement. If you are using a personal subscription, please contact the Duke University Press using the Contact Us form.
This essay revisits the “Prospectus” written by the author, Stanley Aronowitz, and Fredric Jameson for Social Text's first issue and evaluates it with thirty years' hindsight. It focuses on the journal's position regarding Marxism and the then Soviet Union, and its—for the author—problematic veering away from liberalism. It praises the plurality of thinkers and theories that the journal engaged with.