Paul Sweezy

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Paul Sweezy

Paul Marlor Sweezy (April 10, 1910 – February 27, 2004) was an American Marxian economist, political activist, publisher, and founding editor of the long-running magazine Monthly Review.


  • Society is more than a number of individuals. It is a number of individuals among whom certain definite and more or less stable relations exist.
    • The Theory of Capitalist Development (1942)
  • The real danger from advertising is that it helps to shatter and ultimately destroy our most precious non-material possessions: the confidence in the existence of meaningful purposes of human activity and respect for the integrity of man.
    • The Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas by Robert W. McChesney ISBN 978-1-58367-161-0.

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