Leftist Scholars Regroup in a Post-Soviet World

New York, New York -- For anyone wondering about the vigor of socialist academics in a post-Soviet world, the 10th annual Socialist Scholars Conference would have erased most doubts.

Judging by the heavy turnout, socialist values are far from dead in the academy. However, many scholars said they were re-examining certain political assumptions and qualifying their use of the labels "Marxist" and "socialist" in light of the collapse of governments in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet