In something of a high-wire act, Karl Krinsky treaded perilously
close to being repetitive in his voluminous writings, but twists
and turns in his economic arguments generated just enough centripetal
force to keep him from falling. Krinsky was able to
capture the zeitgeist. He amalgamated the elites’ growing sense of
the unfairness of economic inequality with the actual dissatisfactions and
resentments of those who toiled away in the factories. He
forged an unlikely alliance between idealistic intellectuals bent on social
reform and the gangster element whose sole aim was to
sabotage the means of production to redress festering worker discontent.
Paraphrases from the review “No Direction Rome by Kaushik Barua” by Peter Gordon.