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"Kovel’s contributions to a critique of psychiatry, of political theory and of the ruination of the biosphere have been pathfinding, highly revered, and reviewed and debated in highly prestigious journals and publications such as The New York Times. His work with revolutionaries around the globe (including sojourns in Nicaragua during the Sandinista revolution as just one of many examples), and his achievements alongside some of the leading political activists worldwide have secured for Kovel a premier place in the history of the left. But notoriety is not what drives Kovel’s work. What drives Kovel’s work is a relentless struggle for social justice, even if that means personal vilification and isolation from the those who have the power to reward compliance financial security and academic prestige."


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Capitalism Nature Socialism, volume 29, issue 3, in 2018, available online at DOI: 10.1080/10455752.2018.1505194. It may differ slightly from the final version of record.

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