MixedThe Los Angeles Review of Books...a smart book ... The book has a hipster feel. It begins with a joke about Jon Bon Jovi...and concludes with chapters entitled \'Return of the Mack\' and Stay Fly.\' At the same time, the book is politically serious and even earnest about the importance of reviving the tradition of Marxian socialism, and it demands much of its readers by way of historical understanding and political conviction ... There is drama to his story, and a sense of direction. But at the same time, the drama is too simplistic, too buoyant, and too self-assured — as any text claiming to be The Manifesto must be. It fails to take account of the deeper failings of Marxism ... Sunkara’s \'manifesto\' encourages a kind of historical comfort and political rigidity that ill serves his readers ... Sunkara hinges his argument on his reading of history. As he acknowledges, all histories are in some sense \'selective.\' The problem with Sunkara’s account is how selective it is, and how much of importance it either leaves out or considers only as a footnote to Sunkara’s Marx-centered history of socialism ... Many young socialists will read the book. I hope they will learn from it. But I also hope they will interrogate it, and treat it as a spur to learn more about the things it fails adequately to discuss, so that they can better engage the others with whom they must work to defend democracy and extend the politics of social and economic justice.