New York: New Star Press, 1965. First edition. Thick 8vo.; blue cloth boards with gilt printed spine, xxxii, 1018 pp. An uncommon and truly bizarre work from the inveterate factionalist and polemicist, George Spiro, who maintains that a Marxist-Capitalist force under andrarchy (male domination) is on course to destroy the human race. Spiro traces the andrarchal system under both capitalism and socialism and the concomitant female exploitation in marriage, prostitution, work, etc. Chapter include, “Capitalist Psychiatrist a Guardian of the Andrarchal Sex System,” “Male Domination and Cancer,” “The Lenin-Stalin-Khrushchev Sex Repression Policy and the Crimes of ‘Soviet’ Psychiatry,” “The Ideology of Marxist Male Domination,” etc. After he’d given up on Marxism-Trotskyism-Leninism, Spiro turned his attention to anti-Semitism and devotes some of the latter part of the book to exposing Marx (a Jew) as an anti-Semite before laying the groundwork for the bisexual construction of social life.
Biographical information on Spiro is scant, but he was apparently expelled from the Communist Party before drifting to Trotskyism and the newly formed Revolutionary Workers League, which had split from the Socialist Workers Party. He soon disavowed Trotskyism and formed the Leninist League in 1938, which later changed names to the Workers League for a Revolutionary Party. As he continued to marginalize himself, he dropped the portmanteau pseudonym, George Marlen (‘Marx’ & ‘Lenin’), under which he’d written the abysmal proletarian novel, The Road (1932), and penned increasingly bizarre and polemical works under his own name. He could still be found writing pamphlets in the late 1970s such as The Formidable Marxist Swindle and The Jews in Israel in Danger of Extermination.
Some dust-soiling to cloth lacking the presumed dust jacket. Near Fine. We find just over a dozen WorldCat institutions holding this title. Item #05213