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 reviewNo Direction Rome by Kaushik Barua” by Peter Gordon.