Andre Gorz, also known by his pen name Michel Bosquet, was an Austrian and French social philosopher. Also a journalist, Gorz was the editor of Les Temps modernes and cofounded Le Nouvel Observateur, a leftist weekly, in 1964. His other books include Socialism and Revolution and Farewell to the Working Class. Chris Turner is a writer and translator who lives in Birmingham, England.
"To my mind the greatest of modern French social thinkers." - Herbert Gintis, author of Schooling in Capitalist America. "Gorz's work was always within the Utopian tradition - a label he welcomed but which was used pejoratively by his opponents.... Many of his derided early warnings about globalization and environmental degradation have become commonplace discourses in political debates today. Ultimately, Gorz's Utopianism was expressed in a very practical sense - we never know how far along the road we are if we have no idea of the destination." - "Independent"